Long and Round Loaves

Basic White Bread

White Bread

Here’s a simple bread recipe that’ll make you a hero! It comes together quickly and fills the house with an aroma that’ll bring a hungry crowd to the kitchen.

2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon yeast

4-6 cups flour
1-2 tablespoons oil

In a large bowl, whisk the hot water, 2 tablespoons of flour and 1 teaspoon of salt together. Sprinkle the yeast on top and cover it with a towel. Let the mix sit in a warm location for ten or fifteen minutes.

Once the yeast is active and bubbly, start incorporating the flour until the dough forms a cohesive ball. Knead the dough on a greased surface for ten minutes or so. Place it in an oiled bowl, cover and set aside in a warm spot for forty five minutes to an hour.

Once the dough had doubled in volume, punch it down, knead out any large bubbles and form into loaves. Bake for fifteen minutes at 425 then for thirty minutes at 325.