I have always wanted to bake bread, but have never done so, for the simple reason that the thought of using yeast terrifies me - well it did until today. Today I baked bread and it came out beautifully, even if I say so myself! I looked for the least intimidating recipe I could find and dived right in, yeast and all ;-)
This is the recipe that I used, I found it on All recipes, it was submitted by Joanne Shew Chuk.
Country White Bread
2 (.25 ounce) packages active
2 cups warm water (110
degrees to 115 degrees)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add sugar, salt, eggs, oil and 3 cups of flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down. Divide in half and shape into loaves. Place in two greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Bake at 375 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks.
(I used instant yeast, so I just added it into the dry ingredients and then added the liquid ingredients, easy-peasy!)
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