This bread recipe is a no fail one. It's fast and easy and every time I make it, it turns out perfect.
10 1/2 cups bread flour*
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tb salt
3 Tb SAF instant yeast
3 Tb liquid lecithin *
4 cups hot tap water
* You can buy liquid lecithin at your local health food store.
- Mix in electric mixer for 1 minute. Check dough for consistency and add water if needed. Knead 5 more minutes with a mixer or 10 minutes if kneading by hand.
- You don't need to let it rise twice. Just shape into loaves and let rise for 25 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Makes 4 loaves.
*For wheat bread, substitute half or all of the flour with wheat flour. Add only 3 cups of water and 1 cup applesauce. The applesauce keeps the bread moist.
This bread freezes well. I make 4 loaves and put them all in bags that I have saved from store loaves. I leave a couple for us to eat then and put two in the freezer for later. The loaves are just as moist when they thaw as when I first baked them.