29 Oct 2012
I love autumn. There’s a chill in the air that begs me to fire up the oven.
For the past couple of months, I’ve been on a mission to find a great white bread recipe. I’ve tried dozens from well known cookbooks and famous foodies. I started searching on Pinterest, and put out a plea for some help with my quest. Within minutes, I had an email from a sweet cousin in Phoenix…with a recipe…that turned out to be the best white bread I’ve ever made.
We baked up a batch on Sunday, and within an hour we had devoured two loaves, hot and drizzled with honey. We transformed a loaf tonight into grilled cheese sandwiches and dipped them into steamy tomato soup. Tomorrow’s breakfast will most likely be toast with raspberry jam.
Our Favorite White Bread
- 5 cups hot water
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup oil
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 3 tablespoons yeast
- 10-12 cups flour
Mix hot water, honey, oil, salt and yeast together in mixer. Add 5 cups flour.
Mix until smooth. Change to dough hooks.
Add 5 more cups of flour. Beat well. Add more flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough doesn’t stick to the side.
Mix on high speed for 6 minutes then turn mixer off.
Let rest for 12 minutes.
Form into 4 loaves. Put in greased flour pans. Place in oven, turn oven to warm and let rise for 20 minutes.
Increase temp to 350 and bake approx. 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and brush tops of loaves with melted butter.
Cool on cooling rack.
Now, where should I focus my recipe searching energy?