In response to several recent messages about bread machines, I would like to put in a vote for the Kitchenaid Mixer and the bread hook. I can whip up 2 loaves of white bread in about 20 minutes.
Here's how I do it: Dump 3 or 4 cups of white flour in the Kitchenaid stainless steel mixer bowl. Add 2 Tbsp. instant yeast (I get mine at Sams, Red Star). Add 2 Tbsp sugar. Add 2 Tbsp gluten.
Put on the dough hook, and start the mixer at the first speed. Run hot water in the sink till it is at its hottest, in my case about 130. Get two cups of the hot water. SLOWLY add the water to the mixer, and allow to knead for 4 to 6 minutes, adding 1/4 cups of additional flour to get the dough to pull away from the sides of the bowl. I use about 5 cups in all. Place the dough in a Pam-sprayed warm bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. First rise takes about 25 minutes, and second rise about 20. After the first rise, I cut the dough in two equal pieces and place in sprayed loaf pans. All tolled, less than an hour and a half, and the TEXTURE of the bread is wonderful.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (1218g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Serving|
|Calories from Fat: 49 (3%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 5.5g||7 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.8g||4 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.8g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 51mg||2 %|
|Potassium 999.5mg||26 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 376.8g||111 %|
|Dietary Fiber 16.2g||65 %|
|Sugars, other 360.6g|
|Protein 70.7g||101 %|
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Calories per serving: 1847
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