More Kitchen Fun

20170301_110208-1600x1200I like the bread machine as a no-fuss dough maker.  The standard recipe for white bread, if finished in the machine, produces a load so tall that the slices are huge!  Split two ways and baked in standard bread pans, it produces loaves a tad smaller than I want.  A little experimentation with the recipe was in order to scale it up just a bit.  I went with a recipe and a half and that was just right:

  • 2 cups water
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp dry milk
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp butter or lard
  • 6-1/3 cups bread flour
  • 3 tsp yeast

Let the machine do all the work.  I set mine for the “quick” dough cycle, when it beeped done I divided the dough and let it rise again in the pans before baking in a 350 convection oven, about 25 minutes.