Friday, October 22, 2010

Take Time To Bake This Bread....

JUST FOLLOW the directions to the T especially the greasing part because it is sticky(able)

1 cup(8oz.)lukewarm water
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup melted butter or veg.oil( I used oil)
3 TB of molasses or maple syrup(I used molasses)
2 tsp instant yeast(rapid rise kind...really measure because the packets have more the 2 tsp)
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk(I buy the little box that has packets in it Wal-Mart)
3 cups King Aurthur Whl.Wheat flour(100%)
1 1/2 tsp. salt(I used kosher)

Thoroughly grease an 8 1/2"x 4 1/2" pan....very IMPORTANT to grease the pan well as the bread tends to stick

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Beat the mixture vigorously for about 3 minutes;an electric beater on high works well...(I have one of those large kitchen-aid beaters) Scope the soft dough into the prepared pan.(it will be sticky/glue-like, but comes out easy.

Cover the pan with lightly GREASED plastic wrap, and it will rise for 90 minutes: it becomes puffy.

Bake pre-heated @ 350*oven Bake for 30-35 min. Cover with tin foil after 15 minutes. The bread is done when golden brown on top.(my was in for 40 minutes)
If you insert a instant-read thermometer it should read 195* (I don't have one so I don't do that') Let cool on rack for 5 min. before removing from the pan...and IF you can don't cut til it is completely cooled....RIGHT!!! I can't wait.
ENJOY!!! It is SO easy and is SO good. 
SERVES 16  (sixteen )

1 comment:

  1. I can almost smell it baking. I've been making sourdough bread lately, but I put it all in the bread machine, then shape it and bake it in the oven.