Today a bunch of women are going to teach you how to make white bread. Thanks be to Swan, Zarnyx, and my special kitchen helper!
First up Swan provided the recipe for this so here we go:
Original recipe makes 2 - 9x5 inch loaves
- 2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 6 cups bread flour
Swan suggests not using all the sugar but I went ahead and did it anyway, mostly because I forgot her instructions :D.
Next up my daughter, shows us all how to mix things up!
- In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam.
- Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Mix in flour one cup at a time. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
- Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes, and divide in half. Shape into loaves, and place into two well oiled 9x5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.
- Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.
Mine was pretty good - I didn't let it rise long enough, and I am not sure I cooked it long enough. The thirty minutes, for me, wasn't enough time for it to rise above the pan. I knew this, but I was in such a yank because I wanted BREAD!!!!
Zarnyx adds that you have to use, quote,
"Kerrygold Irish butter. Delicious Irish butter!
I only said get salted because for some reason there is unsalted kerrygold butter. Psh. Who needs that.
Edit: Also make some good cheese. mmm, Kerrygold Dubliner cheese. Yum."
So there you have it! A collaboration spanning generations, distance, and time (I got the recipe like two weeks ago). All to share with you this recipe for white bread.
PS. It's incredibly cheap. If anyone knows the tips and tricks to keep it fresh longer, let me know!