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Basic Bread Recipe Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Karen DeSchane
Added: Friday, July 1, 2005

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 c. luke warn water
1 tbsp. yeast (1 pkg.)
1 tbsp. sugar
2 c. flour
1 tbsp. salt
up to 5 additional c. flour

Directions:
Directions:
Dissolve yeast in water in a large bowl. Add sugar and 2 c. flour. Whisk until it is a smooth thick mud. Give it 100 stokes. Cover and let work for about 30 minutes. This is your sponge. If it doesn't look like a sponge, it did not work - start over. When sponge is ready, add salt and stir until pretty uniform. Gradually add flour, 1 c. at a time, until you have a ball of dough that comes away from the side of the bowl. Turn onto a floured board. Knead for 10-15 minutes. This is important! Make a nice ball and put into a large greased bowl. Turn over so greased side is up. Cover and set to rise for about 1 hour. When ready, punch down and knead briefly. Divide into 2 balls. Grease 2 bread pans, form your loaves and place in pans. Cover with towel and let rise for about 30 minutes. Pre-heat oven to 400 - 425 degrees. Put loaves in when oven is hot. When you can smell the bread, it may be done. Check by tapping on the bottom for a hollow sound. Take bread out of pans to cool. Let cool for 20 to 30 minutes before eating.

 

 

 

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