Tuesday, March 29, 2011
white bread loaf (makes 2 loafs)
3 cups bread flour
1/4 cup shortning
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp quick rise yeast
2 cups warm water aprox 110 degrees
1 cup of bread flour
1/2 cup of bread flour
1 tsp salt
1 cup bread flour (if needed)
5. Cover the bowl with a dry cloth and place in a warm spot to allow it to rise until double the size, aprox.1 1/2 hours. One way that seems to work for me all the time, is in the oven. Make sure the oven is off, place the bowl cover close the oven door and turn the light on. The light will give it enough heat for riseing.
6. Punch dough down. Divide in half. Shape into loaves, and place into two well Greased 9x5 inch loaf pans (grease with shortning). Allow to rise for 30-60 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.
7.Bake at 400 degrees F (preheated oven) for aprox. 30. When done, take the loaf out and wipe the top of the loaf with butter, thiw will keep it soft. Let it cool completely before cutting.