This is a very easy white bread recipe. You probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry right now. If you are just now starting to bake bread at home, this is the best white bread recipe to start with.
The no knead bread craze is still going on and its even what got me started baking my own bread at home. This recipe is different than the one you will find in Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a day because this dough is actually a batter. It rises relatively quickly and can be refrigerated if you don’t want to bake it right away.
WHITE BATTER BREAD-an easy white bread recipe
Makes 1 loaf
1 Tbsp Dry Yeast
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons oil
1 cup warm water (105°-115°F.)
2 packages or cakes Yeast, active dry or compressed
4 1/4 cups unsifted flour
Scald milk; stir in sugar, salt and oil. Cool to lukewarm. Measure warm water into large warm bowl. Sprinkle or crumble in yeast; stir until dissolved. Add lukewarm milk mixture. Stir in flour; batter will be fairly stiff.
Beat until well blended, about 2 minutes. Cover; let rise in warm place, free from draft, until more than doubled in bulk, about 40 minutes.
When this batter rises, it will look like too much for one loaf pan. Don’t worry, once it is stirred down, it will make the perfect amount.
Stir batter down. Beat vigorously,about 1/2 minute. Turn into one greased loaf pan.
Bake in a moderate oven (375° F.) about 50 minutes.