Newfoundland White Bread

READY IN: 4hrs 15mins
SERVES: 16
YIELD: 2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine 3 cups of the flour along with the sugar, instant yeast and salt in a large bowl or in the bowl of a large electric mixer that uses a dough hook.
  • Add the melted butter and warm milk.
  • Using a wooden spoon or the regular paddle of your electric mixer beat for 4-5 minutes until the mixture is smooth with no lumps. If using an electric mixer, switch to the dough hook at this point and begin to slowly incorporate the remaining 2 cups of flour. If not using an electric mixer keep mixing in the flour gradually until a soft dough forms that leaves the sides of the bowl.
  • Turn the dough out onto the countertop or bread board to knead. You may need to use a little less or a little more flour, this is not uncommon. Knead the dough for an additional 10 minutes either in the electric mixer or on a bread board or countertop.
  • Cover dough and leave to rest and rise for one hour.
  • Punch the dough down and knead it for a few minutes by hand before letting it rest for another 10 minutes.
  • Grease 2 medium loaf pans. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions, forming each division into a ball. Place 3 balls of dough in each loaf pan.
  • Cover with a clean tea towel and allow the dough to rise until it is about 2 inches above the rim of the pan, about 2 hours depending on room temperature.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 30-40 minutes depending on the size of the pans that you are using.
  • When baked, turn loaves out onto a wire rack to cool. Brush the tops with melted butter if desired to soften the top crust.
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