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Old 06-18-2007, 10:37 PM   #1
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The Most Wonderful White Bread!

Wonderfully Soft White Bread

Original Recipe was from recipezaar.com, but I've tweaked it quite a bit as far as prep/rising/baking.

1 cup tepid water
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons margarine
1 tablespoon honey ( I used buckwheat honey)
3 cups all purpose flour (I used Robin Hood-Best for Bread-Homestyle White) This made a BIG difference in the texture of the bread.
1/4 cup powdered whole milk
2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons SAF Gold Instant Yeast
  1. Sprinkle yeast on water. Blend till yeast dissolves.
  2. In this order add: honey, sugar, powdered milk, salt and stir well till blended
  3. Add margarine and stir well again.
  4. Add 1 cup of the flour and mix till fully blended (mixture will be like batter) Add remaining two cups of flour and blend with a fork till completely blended. Take dough out of mixing bowl and fold till smooth. Do NOT over work or knead! Just fold and press, fold and press.
  5. Shape into boule and place in lightly oiled bowl for approx. 1 1/2 hours or till doubled.
  6. When risen, take out dough and on a floured surface, shape into loaf and place in loaf pan. (again, DO NOT overwork).
  7. Let rise in a warm place for approximately 40 minutes until doubled in size.
  8. Bake on centre rack of preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.
  9. Cool on wire rack before slicing.
Here is a picture of the "attacked" loaf. DH LOVES Wonder Bread, and now he's a convert! LOL



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Old 06-19-2007, 10:14 AM   #2
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Smartdog,
I have already slathered all over my shirt this morning when I saw the pictures on the other bread site.

Bob
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:14 PM   #3
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Smartdog, Beautiful Loaf. Appears you have seeds on top...and a slight slash? Thanks for the recipe. Aria
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:16 PM   #4
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What size bread pan did you use, smartdog?
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:03 PM   #5
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oldcampcook: Thanks! LOL, don't forget to toss that shirt in the laundry ok? heheh
Aria: I used sesame and poppy seeds, and yep, a "light" slash. ;)
Katie: The loaf pan is a Pain de Mie pan that I bought from King Arthur's flour's site. :)
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:26 PM   #6
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white bread you can actually eat!

who'd a thunk it?

looks brilliant, smartdog.
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:47 PM   #7
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Katie: The loaf pan is a Pain de Mie pan that I bought from King Arthur's flour's site. :)
I have several pain de mie pans, is it the larger one from King Arthur?

And you baked it without the lid obviously. Yes?
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:50 PM   #8
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white bread you can actually eat!
who'd a thunk it?
Muddy, there is a lot of white bread that is great to eat. I make ALL the bread products in our house. That includes: loaf bread, baguettes, English muffins, bagels, sandwich bread, toasting bread, scones, hamburger/hot dog buns, you name it.

We haven't bought commercially-produced bread in years and years.
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:23 AM   #9
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Well done Katie! Like you, I bake my own bread, time permitting of course.
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Boufa, I have 2 bread machines that I use constantly. However, ALL I use them for is kneading and the first rise of my dough. This method makes bread baking quick and convenient.

Yesterday, by 10 a.m., I'd taken two loaves of white bread out of the oven. Yum.
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