Thursday, April 30, 2009
Love making bread, especially this one which is so easy.
Start by dissolving 1 pkg of instant yeast with 1 1/2 cups of lukewarm water.
Add 1 Tablespoon sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, and 1/4 c. olive oil or another oil.
Then add flour 1 cup at a time until dough is tacky but not sticky. It'll be about 3 cups.
Let this rise for at least 2 hours. Then turn risen dough out on floured surface, knead a few times and add more flour as necessary to keep from sticking. Shape into 4 loaves and transfer to grease bread pans. Let these rise for at least 30 minutes, then place in a 400 degree oven. After 5 minutes turn down to 375. Let bake for about 20-25 minutes total, until bread sounds hollow when thumped. So delicious!!