Thursday, November 8, 2012

Basic White Bread Dough

1 cup scalded milk
3 tablespoons sugar
2-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup warm (not hot) water
3 cups + 1 cup bread flour  (or all-purpose)
6 tablespoons melted butter or vegetable oil
1 package or 2 teaspoons dry active yeast

  • In a sauce pan, heat: milk, sugar, salt, & oil/butter until lukewarm. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl; add warm water and yeast; stir until yeast is dissolved.
  • Add warm milk mixture to yeast mixture.
  • Slowly add flour.
  • Turn onto lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic.
  • Place in a greased bowl; brush top with oil.
  • Cover with a clean towel; let rise until doubled in bulk.
  • Punch down; then divide dough in half; or shape into 15 rolls.
  • Place into greased pans.
  • Cover with clean towel; let rise in warm place until center is slightly higher than edge of pan.
  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Bake rolls for 20 minutes and bread for about 30-40 minutes.

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