Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Do you love bread like I love bread?
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 1/2 cups bread flour
2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
Pour the warm water and yeast into a bowl and stir, let sit five minutes until foamy. Add in the salt, sugar, and flour. Mix with dough hook on mixer, or by hand until well mixed, then mix another minute or two. Place dough in a greased bowl and cover with a towel or greased plastic wrap. Let dough rise until doubled, maybe an hour depending on humidity. Shape dough and place on baking pan or pizza peel sprinkled with cornmeal, cover with plastic or towel, let rise until almost doubled. Bake at 375F until light golden brown 25-35 minutes. I did make two small loaves instead of one large loaf and put the other half of the dough in a greased freezer bag in the freezer. Then I can just pull it out the day before I want to make it and pop it in the refrigerator until thawed and proceed with the second rise then bake it.