Classic White Bread

Adapted from

The New Best Recipe

Makes 1 loaf
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 35-40 minutes
Rise time: 1- 1/2 hours
Cost: $.55
(flour: .30, milk: .13, yeast: .10, other stuff: .02)
3 3/4 C flour
2 tsp salt
1 C warm milk
1/3 C warm water
2 Tbsp butter (melted) or vegetable oil
3 Tbsp honey or sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp yeast (you can definitely use less than this. It rises plenty fast. I'd say you could use 1 1/2 tsp easily)


Combine milk, water, butter, honey , and yeast.


Add one C flour and mix. Add another cup and mix. Add more by bits and mix. Turn dough out onto counter when it becomes too hard to mix. Knead for 6-8 minutes, adding flour as it becomes necessary. When you've got a nice pillowy ball, place it in a bowl to rise. Cover with towel.


Let rise till doubled (about an hour).


Punch down and put in greased loaf pan. Let rise again until doubled (about 20-30 minutes).


Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until an instant read thermometer reads 180-185.
 
Posted by The Tasty Cheapskate


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