My goal of learning how to make bread is coming along nicely, thanks in part to my neighbor Amy who had a bread making class at her house and taught us how to make this beauty which was surprisingly easy! Thanks Amy!
1 tablespoon yeast
3 tablespoons sugar, divided
1 1/3 cups very warm water
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour
1 Preheat oven to 350.
2 In mixer bowl, whisk together yeast, 1 tablespoon sugar, and water and let sit until foamy, about 10 – 15 minutes.
3 Add remaining sugar, honey, salt and flour and knead with bread hook attachment for about 10 minutes. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise until double in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
4 On a floured surface, roll dough out into 15 x 10″ rectangle then roll up into a loaf. Place loaf on cookie sheet or stone and cut four slits into top of loaf, about 1/2″ deep. Cover with plastic wrap spayed with cooking spray and let rise until desired height.
5 Spray top of loaf lightly with cooking spray and bake for 25 – 30 minutes.
family recipe from Amy