Monday, October 15, 2018

Bobi's White Bread recipe

My youngest son tonight said he can't imagine living his life without this bread, so I guess it's my duty to spread the word :).  Or at least save the recipe here for myself.

White Bread

2 1/2 C white flour
1/3 C vital wheat gluten
4 t yeast
2 1/2 C hot water

Mix these in a mixer until combined and then let rise for 10 minutes in the mixing bowl.  I cover it with a cloth.  This is the "sponge."

Then add to this:

1/3 C oil
1/3 C honey
2 t salt
4 t lemon juice

Start mixing and add 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 C more flour until it makes a soft dough.  Then keep the mixer going to knead this dough for 10 minutes.  My mixer is a little wimpy, and has lost two pieces of hardware trying to get to that point, so get as close as you can.

Separate the dough into two greased loaf pans.  Set the oven for 350 and let it heat 1-2 minutes.  Then shut the oven off and put the loaves in for a warm rise (30 minutes).  When that time is up just leave them there, turn the oven back on to 350 and set the timer for 30 minutes and this will be the baking.  When the time is
up they are done!