Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Plain Ol' White Bread

From the Kitchenaid Mixer instruction and recipe book

Rapid Mix Cool Rise White Bread
Makes 2 loaves

6-7 cups all-purpose flour
2 T sugar
3 1/2 t salt
3 pkg active dry yeast
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups very warm water

Place 5 and 1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt, yeast, and butter in mixer bowl. Mix about 20 seconds on speed 2. Gradually add warm water and mix a minute and a half longer

Continuing on speed 2, add remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time and mix until dough clings to hook and cleans sides of bowl. Knead on speed 2 about 2 minutes longer.

Cover bowl with plastic wrap and towel. Leave for 20 minutes.

Divide dough in half and shape each half into a loaf. Place in greased loaf pans. Brush each with oil and cover loosely with plastic. Refrigerate 2-12 hours.

Uncover dough carefully and let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Bake at 400 for 35 minutes. Remove from pans immediately and cool on wire racks.

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