Simple white bread recipe

 
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    With the stores being completely out of bread, I have taken it upon myself to make my own. I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out since I haven't baked anything in such a long time, so you can imagine my surprise when I tasted it and it was amazing! I can't wait to make it again!

  This recipe has been adapted from PlatedCravings.com's "White Bread" recipe which I will link to here. Her recipe uses butter and honey, which are things that are in short supply for me.



Ingredients:

  • 1 2/3 cups warm water
  • 1 package of active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil + more for brushing
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl combine the water, sugar, and yeast. Let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add oil, salt, and four cups of flour to the bowl. Mix everything until it comes together. The turn the dough out on a lightly floured surface and knead for 7-9 minutes.
  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl. Be sure to lightly coat the dough too. Cover with a towel and place in a warm spot for 45 minutes.
  4. Once the dough has doubled in size, place it on a lightly floured work surface and divide into to. Using your fingers pat the dough in to an 8x12 inch rectangle, making sure to press out any air bubbles. Roll up the rectangle starting at the small end and pinch the seams to seal. Tuck the ends of the roll under the roll and place each half into a greased 8x14 inch loaf pan, seam sides down. Place in a cool oven and let rise for 45 minutes
  5. Preheat oven to 390 F.
  6. Bake the loaves for 25-30 minutes until they are golden brown.

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