Recipe of Today: Classic White Bread

Recipe of Today: Classic White Bread

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsps sea salt
  • 2 tbsps granulated sugar
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1 ½ cups warm water (110°F)
  • 2 tbsps unsalted butter, melted
  • additional butter for greasing

Instructions:

  • In a small bowl, combine the warm water and sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the water and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes frothy.
  • In the mixing bowl of your Kitchenin KM50 Stand Mixer, add the all-purpose flour and sea salt. Using the paddle attachment, mix on low speed until well combined.
  • Once the yeast mixture is frothy, pour it into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. Add the melted butter as well.
  • Replace the paddle attachment with the dough hook. Start mixing on low speed until the ingredients come together into a shaggy dough.
  • Increase the speed to medium and let the mixer knead the dough for about 8-10 minutes, or until it is smooth and elastic. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour, one tbsp at a time.
  • Remove the dough from the mixing bowl and shape it into a ball. Place it in a lightly greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1-1.5 hours, or until it has doubled in size.
  • Once the dough has risen, punch it down to release the air. Turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and shape it into a loaf.
  • Place the shaped dough into a greased 9x5-inch loaf pan, cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap, and let it rise again for about 30-45 minutes, or until it has risen above the edge of the pan.
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F in advance.
  • Once the dough has risen in the loaf pan, bake it in the preheated oven for about 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the bread sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  • Remove the loaf from the oven and immediately brush the top with melted butter for a soft crust.
  • Let the bread cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Slice the bread once it is completely cooled. Enjoy your homemade Classic White Bread with your favorite spreads, soups, or simply as it is!

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