Monday, May 12, 2014

Homemade White Bread

2 cups warm water
1/3 cup honey
1 1/2 Tablespoons yeast
2 teaspoons salt
6  plus 3/4 cups white flour

In a large bowl, add the honey to the warm water. Stir in the yeast. Let it proof until it becomes foamy on the top. 

Add the salt and 1 cup of flour at a time, stirring after each addition. This is what it looks like after 3 cups of flour are added. 

After you add a total of 6 cups of flour, knead on a floured surface for about 7 minutes. I added 3/4 cups of additional flour while kneading. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a towel,  and let rise in a warm place for about 40 minutes, or until doubled. 

Punch the dough down. 

Divide dough in half and place in two greased loaf pans. Cover and let rise for another 20-30 minutes, or until doubled. 

Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. 
Cool on a wire rack.