Monday, July 19, 2010

Sweet Bread

2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2/3 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 cups flour (I used white, you can use a mix of white/wheat, or bread flour)

Dissolve your sugar in your warm water, add your yeast, and let it proof.

Add your veggie oil, and salt, then add flour one cup at a time, as much as you can (actual measurements will vary). Knead for 8-10 minutes. Oil a deep bowl, and add your dough ball, turning once to cover with the oil. Cover with a damp kitchen towel, and let your dough rise until doubled in size (about an hour).

Punch down dough, and knead again on a well floured surface. Here, you can either split the dough in half and add to loaf pan. Or you can form into balls for rolls. This recipe makes 2 1 pound loafs. Let rise again, 30-60 minutes. Bake at 350 30 minutes for the loaves, 11ish for the rolls.

We like light bread, so 15 minutes in, I cover with foil.

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