Prep 2 hrs
Cook 20 mins
My husband loves Wonderbread, but we were looking for something a little healthier. After trial and error, I came up with this recipe, which is a variation of a recipe that I found on a flour bag. It's soft, fluffy, light and most importantly, much healthier than store-bought bread! Don't omit the gluten flour - that's what gives it its fluffiness! This can be done in either the bread machine or by hand. I do a combination of both - knead the dough and let rise in the bread machine, and then take it out, put it into a greased loaf pan and let rise the second time, then into the oven.
- 1 1⁄4 cups warm water
- 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon vital wheat gluten flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- Proof yeast in water.
- For bread machine - place all ingredients in order directed by your bread machine and process.
- By hand - combine all and knead until elastic, about 10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, cover and let rise for an hour. Punch down. Place in a greased loaf pan, cover and let rise another 20 minutes. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or so.
Today I picked this recipe to try because:<br/>1) it looked easy,<br/>2) it had nice clear instructions, description and note by the chef, and<br/>3) it had a five-star review.<br/>After making the bread and it turning out PERFECT on the first try, I noticed that there were just two people who wrote in about it! <br/>Well, I have to add a review so no one passes this by in favor of another recipe that many people have weighed in on!<br/>This recipe is deserving of all five stars... soooo easy, soooo yummy. <br/>Thanks for posting it, chef Mellie.
This bread rocks! I've made it twice now, once exact to recipe and a second time using 1/2 whole wheat flour and honey instead of sugar. Both loaves baked up big and soft and fluffy. Thanks for sharing, you've helped me achieve my goal of finding a bread recipe that I could use instead of buying it from the store. Oh did I mention it lasts for days in a green bag? And its as good on the last day as it is on the first.
This a great recipe for a basic white bread, I can't wait to add some wheat flour next time. I put all the ingredients in my bread machine liquids first, and set to dough. After it was done I poured it into a loaf pan (looking for perfect sandwich bread for kids) and let it rise 20 minutes, then baked it. It turned out beautifully. It is perfect bread for sandwiches and very fluffy as promised.