So tonight, I wanted to make a big pot of potato and onion soup, it's been pretty chilly here and downright Fallish, and the perfect meal for a day like that is a bowl of steaming soup with a slice of hot fresh bread.
If you're looking for the soup recipe, it will be up right after this one :)
Anyway, back to the bread. I do have quite a few bread recipes on the blog and I enjoy every single one of them. This one however is one I tried from the blog Jamie Cooks it Up and it's truly a simple, easy and delicious bread to make. The fact that I get 5 loaves out of it makes me extremely giddy too, because you see, fresh better never lasts longer than an hour in this house.
Yield: 5 loaves
Source: Jamie Cooks it Up
4 C hot water
1/2 C sugar
2/3 C oil
2 T salt
3 T yeast
10-12 C white flour
1. In a Bosch or Kitchen Aid mixer place the hot water, sugar, oil, salt, and 4 C of the flour. Mix for 1 minute.
2. Add the yeast, and the rest of the flour 1 C at a time while mixing. You will know you have enough flour when the sides of your mixer get scraped clean.
3. Once you have enough flour mix for 8 minutes on high.
4. Let the dough rest in the bowl for 5 minutes.
5. Divide the dough into 5 pieces and place in sprayed bread pans.
6. Take each piece and “spank” it to get any bubbles out.
7. Round the dough into a ball and place back in the pans.
8. Place the pans in your oven at 170 degrees, and let rise for 25 minutes, or until the bread has risen about 1 inch above the edge of the pan.
9. Turn the oven up to 350 and bake for 25 minutes. Don’t take the pans out while the oven heats up.Just let the bread keep rising while it heats. Enjoy!