Monday, August 24, 2009

Super Soft Bread


This bread was amazing right out of the oven and stayed soft for the next week! I found it...I got the recipe off of a blog I stalk: www.mymuffinthursdays.blogspot.com . Its my friend Ben's sister-in-law Emily whom I have never met but she has some pretty good recipes! I don't usually make bread, it seems to never turn out but this was super easy. Try it!!
Super Soft Wheat Bread
4 c warm water
1/4 c honey
1/4 c sugar (you can use all honey if you want)
1 1/2 T yeast
1/3 cup canola oil
5 tsp salt
8 or more cups flour (I started out with 6 wheat and 2 white but added quite a bit to get it unsticky)
Dissolve honey, sugar and yeast in warm water. Let this sit for a few minutes until everything is dissolved and there are bubbles forming on the top. Pour into mixer bowl, add canola oil, salt and 4 cups flour. Mix for 2-3 minutes.
Add 4 c flour and mix until dough pulls away from the side. You can either put flour on your counter, pull out the dough and knead by hand till it is smooth and elastic or you can do like I do and let the kitchen aid mixer do all the work.
Jamie's note here: There is an easy way to test when the dough is ready, you pull off a chunk and slowly stretch it between your hands. If it rips then its not ready, if it stays together and becomes really thin then you have enough gluten and its perfect. One of these days I will remember to take a picture of this step and show you!
Place in a large bowl, cover and let rise for an hour or until doubled. Its ready when you make an indentation in it with your finger and it stays indented.
Divide dough into 3 equal portions. Shape each loaf and place in sprayed bread pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes until tops are browned. Or if you have a food thermometer stick it in and when the temp is 190 degrees and rising its done.
Allow to cool in pans for a few minutes and then pull them out. Enjoy!!

6 comments:

Jenny Bay said...

mmmm...looks delicious!!

Tera said...

Can't wait! Except, can you come to my house and teach me how to make it? I am never successful when making bread.

Robin Cranney said...

Are you kidding? I can't wait for this recipe!!!

Benjamin said...

oh my goodness, it looks so amazing! a little bit of honey on that.... mmmm

Frieda said...

Welcome to the Hive! Your bread is beautiful ~ I'm jealous that you went to culinary arts school...lucky you!

Erin Eats said...

Hi there! I found your blog and I'm excited about this bread recipe :)

One question - and this may sound naive, but when you say bread pan is that the standard size loaf pan?

I'm looking forward to reading more from you!