This is a recipe I fall back on whenever I want to make homemade bread or rolls for dinner and I don't want to have to think about it. It uses basic ingredients, can be mixed up in my bread machine or in my KitchenAid Mixer,or even by hand if I want to give my arm muscles a work out (which I don't usually, because I'm just lazy like that).
One thing I do with this basic recipe is substitute about 1/4 cup whole wheat flour sometimes. You don't have to, but you can if you wish. Use this dough not only for 2 loaves of bread, but use it for homemade rolls, hamburger buns, garlic and butter monkey bread or make cinnamon rolls out of it.
This particular time I baked the bread in my Global Sun Oven® but obviously you would be baking it either in your bread machine or in your oven.
Classic Homemade Bread or Rolls
12 oz. water, warm
1 1/2 t salt
2 T butter
4 c bread flour
2 T dry milk
2 T sugar
1 3/4 t yeast, dry
Put in your bread machine or your mixer bowl in this order. Turn on your bread machine, or use the dough setting if you want to remove it and bake it in a sun oven or conventional oven. If using your stand mixer, use the bread dough hook. Knead for about 8 minutes. Let rest to raise. Take it out of the bowl, turn it out and make your bread, rolls, buns from it. Let them raise until double in height. Bake as you wish. Bread will bake about 30 minutes at 375 degrees. I baked them in the solar oven on a sunny day for about 45 - 50 minutes. Bake longer if it's not a hot, sunny day.
|The first raising|
|This recipe makes two loaves. Form and put in a greased pan.|
|Let raise and then bake until done - about 30-35 minutes.|