We had an…um, “discussion” the other day about bread in our house. I rarely get mad at my husband. Like, hardly ever. I get annoyed with him, sure, but mad, not really. There are three things he can do though, that will surely get me seeing red. Wait until you read how serious and important these things are.
1. Dump out the rest of my coffee. I know it’s six hours old. I’m still working on it!
2. Come home with a sunburn. Lord, help my husband if he ever brings my kids home sunburned.
3. Buy low quality food for the kids.
If I find a Snickers wrapper in his car or an Old Carl’s Jr. bag in the backseat, I mostly just roll my eyes. But, when he saved us money (somewhere between .50¢ and $1) by bringing home the extra-cheap store brand bread, I flipped my ridiculously food-sensitive lid. It is loaded with chemicals and High Fructose Corn Syrup. It’s not made of food, it’s made of lab-grown materials!
Lucky for me, Jy is super patient and deals with all my ______________. (I was thinking of the words: oddities, quirks, tangents. What where YOU thinking?)
Fine family, you want your white bread. You won’t eat my weird brown, sprouted bread? I’ll make you some white bread. Because, I love you. See how much nicer I sound by saying I love you? Close one!
I have made loaf after loaf in my bread machine and rarely have I had such success as I have had with this recipe. Most of the time, my short blocks of wheat and yeast are either doughy in the middle, too heavy to digest or just plain nahashty.
This is the PERFECT school lunch style white bread recipe. No corn syrup, no wheat gluten, no xanthan gum, no adjfkdlsjfasedhryeiist, which is probably a thing. It’s foolproof! Don’t be afraid when you see your dough rise, rise, rise!
I’m experimenting with a loaf using 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 white flour. Next, I’ll work on ridding the white sugar. I have a feeling though, that this will be the exact recipe I make for school lunch sandwiches (using raw sugar instead of white).
Give it a go, you’ll end up with a giant loaf of bread!
- 3 cups bread flour
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 (.25 ounce) package bread machine
- 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45
- degrees C)
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- Follow your breadmaker’s instructions to put ingredients in the correct order. Don’t let water get too hot or it will kill the yeast. Use the 2 cup basic white button on regular color for your machine.