September 16, 2010

Classic White Bread


This weekend is going to be busy one for me. I have a guest at home, a birthday party for which I promised to make some item and some trips. So obviously there a lot of things going on in my mind menu for the weekend, dress for the party and what not. I think a lot of dishes when I'm in the car after work. But when I reach home the sun is all down and I'm no mood to cook something new because I will not be able to take good pictures. So when I'm requested for a new dish I simply say "Wait till the Weekend" .

I prepared this White Bread 2 or 3 weeks back. Preparing homemade white bread was a different experience. I had not baked any bread with yeast till now and this was in the wish list for a long time. While baking the aroma of the bread filled my entire kitchen and was eager to eat a slice. It was too good with homemade Strawberry N Plum Jam. Shweets liked it a lot and always asks me to make them again. Though it is a long process the outcome made me happy. I'm surely making this again !!

Ingredients

Bread Flour - 3 cups
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Salt -1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Active Dry Yeast - 1 pack
Milk - 1/2 cup
Water - 1/2 cup



Preparation
  • Place the water in the stove or microwave and heat it for less than 1 min until it is warm
  • Similarly heat the milk until it is Luke warm.
  • Grease a 9X5x3 loaf pan.
Method
  • Combine water, milk, sugar and yeast together in a large bowl.
  • Keep aside till it becomes frothy.
  • Add salt and oil to frothy mixture and mix well.
  • Slowly add the flour and knead while you add.
  • Knead the dough for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Rub the dough with oil and cover with clean towel for about a hour until dough is doubled in volume.
  • Gently punch down the dough and shape it to a loaf in a floured surface.
  • Place the shaped dough in the pan, cover it with a cling wrap and place it in a warm place for about a hour.
  • Dough would have raised to rim of the pan.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Bake for about 35 min until crust turns brown.
  • Cool on a wire rack for about 10 min and slice after it is completely cooled.
  • Serve with jam or any other spread of your choice.
My Notes
  • Bread flour can be replaced with the All Purpose Flour.
  • If the bread is browning to fast cover it with a loose aluminum foil after first 15 min.
  • When the bread is warm brush it with melted butter for a softer crust.

Reactions:

37 comments:

Bread looks soft..Nice click Dear..

wow home made bread!!! luks very soft and perfect.

That looks soo good!!..I love fresh baked bread!!

Delicious and yummy bread.
Loving it:-)
http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

Great job on the bread! Don't you love the aroma of bread baking. You did a fantastic job and I hope that even thought you're busy you also get some rest (=

Nice bread n nice click...

u baked bread at home, ooh so lovely.Good job and the bread looks very soft and nice

Homemade bread is my favorite. Yours looks perfect n so professional!
I can almost smell the freshness..
aipi

US Masala

wow !! looks so soft !! nothing like freshly baked warm bread!!

making dishes from scratch is really fun n that to home made is much more healthier then store bought ...u made it nicely dear ..ur bread look super soft n delicious ...gr8 work

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

What a deliciously baked bread. Excellent clicks.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Perfectly done and so delicious...nothing can beat a home made one...

Your bread looks great..very airy and light.
Good luck with the weekend.

There is nothing to beat the aroma of freshly baked bread, looks so soft and perfect. Good to hear that you got Nigella seeds :-)

Wow looks so perfect

Lavanya

www.lavsblog.com

Not comfortable still with baking ...yours sounds dooable n awesome...Shall I go ahead...:(

Tasty appetite

Thanks a ton gals for your encouraging comments !!

always nice to make bread at home
delicious

Hi dear, finally reached ur space, last few days I was trying but some how the page did not open for me, probably because of my connection problem.
The bread looks perfectly made, now I will also try baking more breads after this success.Thanks for visiting my space, keep in touch.
FOODELICIOUS

A soft loaf...wonderful to make a sandwich for the lunch!

The bread looks so yummy n inviting ... ur simple recipe motivates me to try it out too !!
Also thanks for visiting my space n putting in ur wonderful comments !!

- Smita
@ Little Food Junction

Perfect and soft bread, you have done it well dear..

Prefectly baked bread Shabitha..

Wonderful... Looks so fresh. Nothing can beat home made bread.

nice clicks..looks so perfect and yummy!!!

The loaf looks fresh and the slice looks great!

Nothing beats freshly baked bread,I tried only once,sure have to try soon!

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