Simple Bread


A simple loaf of bread.


Ingredients


  • 2 3/4 cups (about 650 ml) of warm water
  • 8 cups flour, either white or half white, half whole-wheat
  • Two packets of dried yeast.
  • 3 tbsp (about 45 ml) of sugar or malt extract
  • A bit less than a tablespoon (about 10 ml) of salt (optional)
  • Vegetable oil

Directions


  1. Mix warm water and yeast in a bowl, let sit 5-10 minutes (it should froth up).
  2. Add in flour, sugar, and salt.
  3. Knead on a breaded counter until gluten develops (10 minutes?).
  4. Put the dough back into the bowl, cover with a wet towl, and let rise until doubled (about an hour).
  5. Punch the dough down. Cut into two, and form into loaves. Put the loaves on baking pans and allow to rise until doubled again (an hour).
  6. Bake at 375F for 35-40 minutes.