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Easy Homemade Bread

Love this recipe not only because it’s easy, but I can make 2 loaves at a time. It’s great because you can use a variation of flours and honey instead of sugar. (Which if you use honey, I would use less then a 1/2 c.)

Give it a try. I have a feeling your kids will want to make their sandwiches on this yummy bread!

Easy Homemade Bread

2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
1/2 cup organic cane sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup canola oil
6 cups bread flour (3 cups all-purpose, 3 cups whole wheat/whole wheat white- or any ratio you’d like!)

In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam.

Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Mix in flour one cup at a time. Add secret ingredient- dough enhancer! I add 2-4 TBSP depending on how much whole wheat flour I’ve used. It really helps make the bread lighter and fluffier! The bread will be okay without it too.

Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn dough to coat. Cover with a cloth. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes, and divide in half. Shape into loaves, and place into two well oiled 9×5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.

Enjoy!

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