|Small pizzas made from 1/4 of dough each;|
braided loaf in a 4 x 10" loaf pan from 1/2 recipe
All from the same batch of dough
Check out our mixer bread information HERE. Remember, you can also make this recipe by hand too, the way I did for years.
|Sandwich loaves in 4 1/2" x 8 1/2" loaf pans|
Simple White Bread
Yield: "2 Loaves”
6 ¼ Cups Flour, All-purpose or Bread -- 1# 12 ounces
3 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Packages Instant Yeast or Bread Machine Yeast
2 Teaspoons Salt
1 ½ Cups Water -- 120°-125°
½ Cup Milk -- 120°-125°
2 Tablespoons Butter, oil or lard
In mixer bowl, combine flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. Heat water, milk and butter until very warm (120-125°). Gradually add mixture to dry ingredients; beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Change to dough hook and knead on speed 2 for 6 minutes.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap or a tight cover; let rise 10 minutes in a warm place. (No need to grease the pan or dough if you cover it tightly.)
Braids: Divide 1/2 of dough into 3 equal pieces (8 ounces each). Roll into 16" rope. Braid on greased baking sheet. Cover, let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Beat 1 egg with 1 tablespoon water; brush over braid. Sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds if desired. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes until done. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
Pizza: Grease 14" or two 12" round pizza pans. Roll 1/2 of dough and fit into prepared pans. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes, top with sauce and desired toppings, return to oven and bake 10-15 minutes more until done.