Basic White Bread
This recipe sounds complicated, but it's not & you can use this dough for lots of things
3 C of unbleached all-purpose flour or bread flour
2tsp. instant yeast
1 1/4 tsp. salt I just fill the spoon really full
3 T. sugar
4 T. softened butter
1/4 C non-fat dry milk
1/4 C instant potato flakes instant mashed potatoes
1 1/8C luke warm water
Combine all ingredients in your large mixer bowl and put in your dough hook. Beat on med. speed for 6 min. Dough should clean bowl sides. If dough is sticky, add flour in small amounts. This dough should be smooth and soft. It's my favorite dough! Put in a greased glass bowl - one side first and then turn it over so both sides will be greased. Cover with a light cloth and let rise about an hour. Transfer to a lightly greased surface (I just use my counter top and some Crisco). Punch down and shape in an 8" log and put in a grased loaf pan. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap for about an hour or until the loaf is about an inch above the edoge of the pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35-40 min. Tent with foil for the last 15 min to prevent over-browning. When it comes out of the oven, turn out immediately and cool bottom-side down on a wire rack. If you want the crust to be soft, place a clean dish towel over hot breast ast it cools.
There you go....you can now make this:
Compliments of this crazy lady....
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