Homemade Bread

Homemade Bread II

This is an ongoing quest trying to find the perfect homemade bread recipe.  I want a dough that I can mix in my Ninja Blender that isn’t super dense and doesn’t take all day to raise.  Unfortunately, this isn’t that bread dough.

Thus far, my attempts have not been successful.  Mixing the dough is working fine, but the bread is more dense than I’d like.  This particular recipe works pretty well in my blender.  Using the dough blade, it mixes well but sticks to the blade.

This bread will make a fantastic homemade toast, but isn’t the bread that I’m going for.  My end goal is to find a bread recipe that is great for sandwiches.  Store bought bread has that soft, airy texture that is hard to replicate at home.  Most of the breads I have made at home end up very dense.

Once I figure out a good bread recipe I generally try it in other recipes like Stromboli.  It is easy to add some Italian seasoning to a bread dough to make it into garlic bread.   I’d also like to try it in biscuits and other crust type recipes like Taco Pie or Chicken Bacon Ranch Pie.

Homemade Bread

Homemade Bread II

Made from scratch bread
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Raising Time 3 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Loaf
Calories 2338 kcal

Equipment

  • Bread Pan
  • Mixer/Blender with dough blade or a mixing bowl

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

Mixer/Blender with dough blade instructions

  • Add yeast to warm water and let sit for 10 minutes
  • Add remaining ingredients to mixing bowl or blender with dough blade
  • Add water and yeast to mixer/blender
  • Mix for 2 minutes
  • Add dough to greased bread pan and cover with plastic wrap
  • Let raise for 2 hours
  • Punch dough down and let raise for an additional 1 hour
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
  • Let sit for 15 minutes before slicing

Hand mixing instructions

  • Add yeast to warm water and let sit for 10 minutes
  • Add remaining ingredients to mixing bowl
  • Hand knead dough until all mixed and dough is sticky and stretchy
  • Add dough to greased bread pan and cover with plastic wrap
  • Let raise for 2 hours
  • Punch dough down and let raise for additional 1 hour
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
  • Let sit for 15 minutes before slicing

Nutrition

Calories: 2338kcalCarbohydrates: 453gProtein: 54gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 13969mgPotassium: 617mgFiber: 15gSugar: 71gCalcium: 75mgIron: 24mg
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