Here it is - the recipe I used yesterday (and this morning!) for bread. I know there are a lot of fancy bread recipes out there, but this was super easy and tastes good!
(My pictures aren't that great, we are still using our WAY old camera, but at least it is a camera. We never found our nice one, Wade thinks he sacrificed it to the 4 wheeling trail God of Southern Utah.)
Delicious White Bread
Pillsbury Cook Book
5 - 6 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 packages active dry yeast
2 cups water
1/4 cup oil
1 tablespoon margarine to brush on top
1. In large cowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, salt, and yeast.
I substituted - one cup whole wheat and one cup white flour
Mix well. In small saucepan, heat water and oil until very warm (120 - 130 degrees). Add warm liquid to flour mixture, blend at low speed until moistened. Beat 3 minutes at medium speed.
I used my hand mixer for this step, it seemed to work just great
By hand, stir in additional 2.5 to 3 cups flour until dough pulls cleanly away from sides of bowl.
2. On floured surface knead in 1/2 to 1 cup flour until dough is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place dough in greased bowl, cover loosely with greased plastic wrap and cloth towel. Let rise in warm place until doubled in size (45 to 60 minutes).
Mine did not that this long to rise. Maybe it helps that it's been really warm lately and that I am doing laundry and put the bowl in the laundry room to rise!
3. Grease two loaf pans. Punch down dough several times to remove all air bubbles. Divide dough in half, shape into loaves. Place in greased pans. Cover, let rise in warm place until dough fills pans and tops of loaves are about 1 inch above pan edges - 30 to 35 minutes.
Again - mine didn't take that long to rise.
4. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Uncover dough and bake for 40 - 50 minutes until loaves sound hollow. Immediately remove from pans and place on wire racks. Brush with melted margarine.