this one-loaf recipe.
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 1-1/2 tbsp sugar (I used brown sugar)
- 1 tbsp vegetable shortening or butter
- 1/2 cup milk (cow's milk, almond milk, any milk)
- 3 cups all-purpose flour, approximately
Grease a loaf pan; set aside. In large bowl, add the warm water. Slowly stir in dry yeast; let it sit for 10-15 minutes or until it starts to bubble; then add salt, sugar, shortening/butter, and milk to bowl. Stir.
Slowly incorporate the first two cups of flour. If needed, begin adding more flour, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough chases the spoon around the bowl.
*Note: You do not need to use all of the flour called for in this recipe, or you may need more flour than the recipe denotes. These amounts vary depending on many factors, including weather, which is why most bread recipes only give an approximate amount of flour needed.Turn dough out onto floured board and knead for five to ten minutes, adding small spoonfuls of flour as needed, until the dough is soft and smooth, not sticky to the touch.
After the first rise, remove the dough from the bowl and return to the floured board; punch down slightly and knead for another minute or so. Form into a loaf and set into prepared loaf pan; cover and let rise for another 30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts-- Servings: 12 • Size: 1 slice bread •Calories: 134 • Fat: 1.6 g • Carbs: 25.6 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 3.8 g • Sugars: 1.5 g