Homemade White Bread
My mom loves making bread. When I was younger, she used to make bread from scratch. She loves using the breadmaker to mix her dough then takes the dough out and lets it rise before baking it in the oven. On the other hand, I love to use the breadmaker to mix the ingredients and bake the bread all at once. I remember using it for the first time years ago. I had placed the ingredients in the maker and pressed a button. About an hour later, I was wondering why it was taking so long to mix and then I realized that I had pressed a button that not only mixed it but baked it at the same time. I thought this was awesome. The breadmaker is a great invention. You can use this recipe without using a breadmaker.
- 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoon water
- 1 Tablespoon butter, softened
- 3 cups flour
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 3/4 Teaspoon bread machine yeast or quick acting active dry yeast
- Place the following ingredients in the bread maker, water, butter, flour, sugar, and the yeast. Close the bread maker. Follow the directions on it. Each breadmaker will be different. After it is done, take the dough out and place in a bread pan. Let it rise for about an hour. Place pan in the oven at 375 degrees for 12 minutes.
As you can see in the picture below, we made this bread to go with the beef stew that we had for supper. Homemade bread with stew was great. The beef stew had stew meat, potatoes, carrots, onions, celery, and lots of spices. It was delicious.