Quick & Easy Homemade Bread

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
YIELD: 2 Loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine water, yeast, salt, sugar, milk powder, egg, and butter in a large mixing bowl- stir with wooden spoon until well mixed.
  • Slowly add the flour while still mixing- you don’t have to add whole wheat flour, but I usually add about a cup just to give it some whole wheat flavor; then the rest can be white flour- you can do half and half also, or just all white- you are the cook, mix it up.
  • Continue to add the flour to the dough (you will have to use your hands to mix it now)
  • Once the dough becomes more of a ball and not so runny, pour the dough out of the bowl onto a floured countertop; knead dough with your hands for 10-15 minutes, adding more flour if needed. Keep adding flour until the dough is JUST sticky when you hold it- but not too sticky- you don’t want it stuck to your fingers. Also, if you add too much flour, your bread will become heavy- so watch how much flour you add to your mixture!
  • Shape dough into ball, place in a large bowl lightly rubbed with oil; cover with a light towel- let rise until doubled in size.
  • Separate dough in half; shape into dough roll and place in lightly oiled bread pans. Brush with a beaten egg to give it that nice golden look when it comes out of the oven or brush lightly with water and sprinkle lightly with quick oats or poppy seeds- the possibilities are endless!
  • Let loaves rise for 15-20 minutes- this is a personal choice, some people do not like big loaves of bread, while others do- so keep an eye on how big your loaves get, it is a personal choice of course.
  • Place in a 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes, or until done.(cooking time varies, depending on oven).
  • Let sit in pans for 5 minutes then take the loaves out and set on wire rack to cool.
  • Its great for toast, sandwiches, or still hot out of the oven as a snack!
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