If you enjoy aroma and taste of freshly baked bread at home this effortless and hassle free recipe without using a bread machine can help you to bake delicious soft, fluffy bread and satisfy your crave.
These are the only Ingredients you require for baking bread at home. No secret hidings and no confusions. They are effortlessly accessible in any supermarket around you.
- 1 sachet about 2tbsp of dry powder form activating yeast
- Between warm and boiling water (temperature vary from 100-115 degree)
- 1 cup of warm milk
- 4 teaspoon of oil
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 2 ½ tablespoon sugar (lesser the quantity if you don’t like sweet taste in bread)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Bread flour or all purpose flour 2 cups for the bread formulating and 4 for later usage
These are the simple utensils and apparatus’s you need for bread making at home:
- A wooden spoon for mixing
- One big large container
- Measuring spoon or cup
- Flat marble to knead on
- Damp cloth to cover the dough
- Loaf container for baking
- Sharp jagged knife for cutting the loaf
- Preheated oven for sure
- Infrared digital temperature laser gun
Stages to Make Bread:
Step 1: Dissolve ingredients
In slightly warm water dissolve yeast and stir until bubbles emerge and no bulge is left in the mixture. Also in a separate pan melt butter.
Step 2: Mixing of materials
Take 1 ½ cup of bread making flour or all purpose flour in a container or a big bowl and add dissolved yeast, melted butter. Insert sugar and add in salt. Mix the ingredients well.
Step 3: Blending batter
Add milk to the mixed batter and beat until even. Mix the remaining half-cup of flour and beat well until smooth for the even gentle texture of the dough. The later addition of flour will result in soft sponge of bread. The final outcome should not be gluey enough to stick on your hand.
Step 4: Knead the batter
When the batter is ready use hand to knead the dough instead of a kneading machine. This is a very important step. On a flat surface spread the dry flour and apply some on your hands and knead the batter firmly for about 15 minutes. Up and down for quite a few times. Knead until the dough becomes even and stretchy.
Step 5: Settling of dough
After kneading put the dough ball in oil lubricated container. Cover it with a damp cloth and keep in a warm place in the kitchen and allow it to rest. After 1- 1 ½ hour of rest the dough will be ready to be thumb.
Step 6: Thump the dough
Again on a flat surface sprinkle flour and thump the dough in in the middle.
Step 7: Proofing of dough
Split the dough into equal two halves and lubricate the bread loaf container. Lay the dough in to it. Cover it again with a damp cloth and let the fermentation and proofing go on for about 60 minutes. For the best result proof it overnight. The dough will now raise dual the size and is prepared to bake. In the meanwhile clear up the mess and get prepared for baking. Preheat the oven as well.
Step 8: Baking process
In a 370 degree preheated oven bake the bread for about 35-40 minutes. The top will turn into stunning golden brown color. Immediately after baking detach the loaf from the loaf container or it will burn.
Step 9: Cooling interval to avoid wrecking of loaf
Let the baked bread to settle down until properly cool to elude sweltering, over softening and gumming texture. This might take 2 hours or more.
Step 10: Cutting the bread
Saw the bread with the sharp jagged knife with a mild slicing gesture for cutting. Cut it into thick or thin slices according to choice
Tantalizing aroma is the first sign to appreciate your efforts.
Relish the delightful yet inexpensive and preservative free fresh bread at home.
Put in your creativity for versatility and healthy treat and add different flavors, nuts, seeds, and fruits to this recipe for the more lovable home bake bread.
Preparation time: 20 min.
Proofing time: 60 minutes
Baking time: 30 minute
Cooling bread time: 2 hours