Intro: I Bread
How to bake fresh bread quick and easy.
As with any instructable, You can easily modify the recipe for any type of bread.
Also you can refrigerate the dough in a plastic bag(s) for several days
for future use. I have formed the dough into pizza shells and
froze them with good results. With everything called I or My, why not I BREAD !!!
Step 1: Gather Ingredients Needed
for a 2 loaf batch (or other use pizza, rolls ,etc)
Kitchen Aid Mixer with wire whip and dough hook
a little over 2 cups water
6 cups flour
1 packet of premix ingredients*
*see my instructable
Pre Mix your favorite receipe and save time
content of packet
2 packages dry yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Step 2: Combine the Packet of Ingredients With 3 Cups Flour
In the Kitchen Aid mixer combine the dry ingredient packet with 3 cups flour and mix together
Step 3: Add the Water, Heated to 130 Degrees F, and Beat
Heat the water to 130 degrees F using a thermometer.
Add to flour mixture and beat several minutes.
once you know how many minutes it takes to get water to 130 F
in your microwave you won't have to use the thermometer.
Mine takes about 3 minutes for 2 cups of water.
Too hot water will kill the yeast, to cold will not activate the yeast.
this is known as easy mix method, and you are not adding the hot water directly to the yeast so 130F will not kill the yeast. If proofing yeast alone directly with water then use water at 110-115F.
Step 4: Add the Egg and Continue to Beat
Add the Egg and continue to beat.
You could omit this step but I find that it gives the dough better texture and bulk.
Step 5: Add Remaining Flour and Mix With the Dough Hook
Add the remaining flour, about 3 cups.
finish the mixing with the dough hook at slow speed
till the dough comes together, you may have to add
a bit more flour along the way
Step 6: Cover and Let the Dough Rise in the Mixer Bowl.
Stop the mixer and cover the bowl.
let the dough double in size about 45-60 minutes.
for really quick bread you can remove the dough and form into
loaves at this point.The bread will be a denser texture .
Step 7: Pulse the Mixer to Punch Down the Dough, Form Into Loaves,let Rise Again
Step 8: Bake and Enjoy Fresh Bread
400 - 425 degrees F about anywhere from 30 to 40 minutes depending
on how dark you like the crust.
You will enjoy the aroma and taste of fresh baked bread and by using the pre-mixed packet
system you don't have to measure the ingredients for every batch.