Friday, February 22, 2008

Rapid Mix Cool Rise White Bread

6-7 C all high gluten four
2T sugar
3 1/2 tsp. salt
6 3/4 tsp. yeast
1/4 C butter, softened
2 C very warm water
place 5 1/2 C flour, sugar, salt, yeast and butter in mixing bowl. Mix for 20 seconds. Gradually add warm water and mix for about 1 1/2 minutes longer. Add remaining flour 1/2 C at a time and mix until dough starts to clean the sides of the bowl. Cover dough with plastic wrap and a towel. Let rest 20 minutes. Divide dough in half. Shape each dough into a loaf and place into a greased loaf pan. Brush each loaf with vegetable oil and cover loosely with plastic wrap. refrigerate 2-12 hours. When ready to bake, uncover the dough carefully. Let stand at room temp. 10 minutes. Puncture any gas bubbles that many have formed. Bake in a preheated 400 degree F oven for 35-40 minutes. Remove from pan immediately and cool on wire racks.

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