Prep 45 mins
Cook 15 mins
I found this recipe on a website, and tried it. This is a basic white loaf of bread. Hope you enjoy as much as I do. Everything is done by hand, but I'm sure that you can use a bread machine. Kitchen Aid, or Bosch.
- Take a huge mixing bowl and add in your water, oil, salt and sugar. Mix well until all sugar and salt are melted. Then add 13 cups of the flour and sprinkle yeast on top. Mix with a wooden spoon until you no longer can and then start kneading by hand adding the last 2 cups of flour gradually. Knead well for about 5- 10 minutes until your dough is smooth and easy to knead. You might have to add a little more flour if your dough is still sticky after kneading for a bit.
- When the dough is thoroughly kneaded pour your 2 tbs's of oil into the bottom of your bowl and roll your big ball of kneaded dough around in it coating all sides well. Let dough rise till doubled in size then punch it down and knead it again just a bit to get the air bubbles out. Then divide it into 6 equal portions.
- Knead each ball of dough slightly and shape into loaf then place in buttered loaf pans. Then set each pan into your (turned OFF) oven for about 30 minutes, or until they rise nice and big and juicy looking:).
- Then take them out of your oven and preheat it to 350°F When your oven is fully heated up return your risen loaves into your hot oven and bake for about 15 minutes! It's as simple as that!
We enjoyed this bread, but I have to say the dough was a little different than what I was expecting. I cut this down to 2 loaves and thought 1 1/2 tsp of yeast was a little short but went ahead and prepared as directed. My first rise was nearly 2 hours in order for it to double and the second rise in loaf pans 1 hour. This leads me to the directions in step 3. Is this recipe supposed to be made into loaf pan loaves or as small free form loaves? The part where it says "set *each* pan into your turned off oven" leads me to believe loaf pan but the directions just prior to that "Knead each ball of dough slightly and squish flat with the palm of your hands" had me thoroughly confused as to how would one would shape a loaf for a bread pan like that- LOL. At the end all was well and we thought the flavor was quite good. Made for Fall PAC 2009.