Thursday, October 20, 2011

All Purpose Bread

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.

1 comment:

  1. This bread is SO good. Thanks for feeding me today. I need to try this THIS weekend!