Lord Honey, there ain't nothin' better than the aroma of fresh bread bakin' in the kitchen. When y'all bake my "Easy Loaf Bread" ever'one in the house will come runnin'--maybe even the neigbors from down the street--I can't make no promises. With this warnin'--y'all may have to bake extra loaves and leave 'em out on the porch--so ever'one can practice social distancin'. Lordy, Lordy--warm home-baked bread and a slather of butter- it don't get any better.
Easy Loaf Bread
Jason Smith, FNS southerncountrybling.com
Makes 1 loaf
1-cup hot water, 110°
2-TBSP white sugar, or honey
¼-cup veggie oil or melted butter
3-cups all-purpose flour, or bread flour
· Pour the hot water, sugar and yeast in a mixing bowl and stir to combine, let set for 10 mins, until yeast is foamy.
· Add the oil and salt and 1 cup flour, stir till flour is combined.
· Add another cup and stir, then add last cup and stir, the last cup will take time to stir in, you may have to finish mixing with hands.
· Once flour is combined, make into a ball and cover with a clean kitchen towel and place in the warmest spot you can find and let double in size.
· Spray or butter a loaf pan, remove dough ball and shape to pan making sure the seam is on bottom, cover with same kitchen towel and let rise just until almost doubled again.
· Preheat oven to 375°.
· Place in hot oven and bake for 25-30 mins or until medium brown, remove and let cool for 5 mins, take out of pan and let cool completely.
· Slice to desired thickness and use for sandwiches, grilled cheese or just a little butter.
TIP: You can sub the flour for GF flour or whole wheat flour as well.