Sunday, March 08, 2009

quick white bread

Here's a quick white bread recipe I thought I had posted a while back (ED NOTE: looks like I did, back in 5/2008). Can be halved easily for quick stuff.

This recipe makes 4 large loaves.

6.5 cups AP flour
3 cups warm water
1.5 tbsp active dry yeast
1.5 tbsp kosher salt

  1. Stir until well combined in a big container (no need to knead!)
  2. Rise for 1-2 hours, covered
  3. Refrigerate overnight (or at least 3 hours)
  4. Preheat oven to 450
  5. Pinch off a piece (grapefruit size is good)
  6. Shape and let rise for 40 minutes
  7. Slash loaf
  8. Bake with steam for 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown

Use remaining dough within 2 weeks. Follow steps #4-8 when ready to bake.

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