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Try this Kitchenaid White Bread recipe, or contribute your own.
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.
JennyMrts 5y agoFor a no-fat white bread, it turned out pretty good. I would make a couple of changes next time: add at least 1 tsp salt (it definitely needed some) and let rise the second time longer than 20 minutes. At 20 minutes, mine had only risen to the top of the loaf pans, and it stayed right there (relatively flat) when baked. Oven temp: 400 for 20-25 minutes. Keep an eye on it. I went 20 minutes at 400 and got nicely browned loaves; I will try 375 for 25 min. next time.
gooberoo 7y agoThis recipe doesn't appear to be for a bread machine, but it also doesn't have instructions on oven temperature and baking time. It looks yummy and was very easy to make, but now it's on the second rise and I'm realizing I don't know how hot or how long to bake it! My fault - I should have read the whole recipe first!