homemade white bread
Who doesn’t love a warm piece of bread with a little butter? Homemade bread is easy and perfect if you cannot get to the store to buy bread. This recipe makes 2 loaves of bread. Halve the bread if you want just one loaf.
This bread will need to rise once while making it and then again after you put it in the pan. You will need a warm area to allow the dough to rise as well.
You will need butter to grease the pan with and the top of the dough.
You will need a clean towel to place on top of the dough to rise.
making the bread
2 cups milk
1 sticks butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 packet of yeast (2 packets if they are expired)
5 cups flour
In a medium size sauce pan, add the milk, butter and sugar. Heat the mix until the butter is almost completely melted and remove from the burner.
Place the mix into a large mixing bowl.
Let this cool down to less than 115 degrees.
Once temp is less than 115 degrees, add the yeast and stir.
Let the mix sit for 5 minutes.
You will want the yeast to expand and get bubbly and happy (making a mother).
Add half of the the flour and mix. Then add the rest of the flour and mix.
This make a nice ball. If it looks wet, add a little more flour.
Rub butter on top of the dough and place a clean towel over the dough.
Place the covered bread dough in a warm location and let sit for 1 1/2 hours.
Now you can preheat oven at 350
Make into loaves of bread or rolls. Be sure to let the dough rise into a loaf, rolls, etc. before baking.
Bake at 350 degrees until baked, usually 20-40 minutes until a nice golden brown on top.