Step 1: Ingredients
1 package bread yeast
2.5 cups, all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. warm milk
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 cup warm water
Step 2: Ready the Yeast.
When it looks frothy, it's ready.
Step 3: Mix It.
When your ingredients are mixed well, sprinkle the remaining flour over the dough ball to prevent sticking. Cover and allow to rise for 1 hour.
Optional, This dough can be very sticky. You can spray cooking spray onto whatever bowl you are mixing and rising in to further prevent sticking.
Step 4: Rise and Knead.
Cover again and allow to rise for an additional 25 minutes. Now is an excellent time to preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
After the second rising, knead lightly for 5 minutes and form into a loaf. Place it on a greased baking pan and allow to rise for an additional 15 minutes.
Optional, I like to make shallow slits in the top of my bread before the final rising. It doesn't affect the flavor, I just think it looks neat.
Step 5: Bake It.
Allow to cool, if you can wait, and enjoy! This bread makes great bread bowls for dip or chowder or just slice some off and butter it. Remember, there are no preservatives in this bread, so it will get stale after 3 of 4 days.