Sunday, February 18, 2007

Cheryl's Bread

So good toasted with tea. Use your KitchenAid mixer, or not.

Dissolve in a warmed bowl:
2 cups lukewarm water
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp traditional yeast

Melt 1/4 cup butter or margarine, add to bowl. Add:
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups white flour
2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar

If you're using a mixer, put it on speed 2 until it forms a ball, then add more white flour until it's not so sticky. Don't add too much flour, it's supposed to be nice and moist. Let it knead for a few minutes. If you're not using a mixer, turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 8-10 minutes.

Let it rise in a greased bowl in a warm place for an hour, punch it down. Split it in half, roll it out and shape it into two loaves. Let it rise again in greased loaf pans, then bake at 400 for 30 minutes. When it comes out, I spray the tops with non-stick spray so they're soft.

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