Since I got that wicked birthday present known as 'present of awesomeness' aka, Kitchen Aid stand mixer, I've been using it for everything!
There was a white bread recipe in the little cookbook that came with it. I made it, it was ok, but it wasn't quite 'the one'. I did some searching and after trying out a few recipes, making my own adjustments, this is the happy sandwich loaf recipe that I am making my go to! It's soft enough like you want homemade white bread to be, but it wont fall apart if you slice it, toast it, butter it, sandwich it... you get the idea! Next time I am going to make hamburger buns from it. Perhaps with a salt-water wash to give it a nice crusty top. But that's for another day lol.
6 cups all purpose flour (plus extra for kneading)
1 Tbsp kosher salt
1 pkg of active dry yeast
2 cups very warm water
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (plus a little extra for brushing on dough etc)
1/4 cup (scant) liquid honey
Immediately turn out the loaf from the pan onto a cooling rack. Letting it sit in the pan will make it go soggy from the moisture.
Eat it while it's hot, or slice and store!
I have to say, Foster and I took a picnic lunch to visit Daddy at work this week. We took sandwiches made with this bread... best ever! EVER!
Don't forget the mini loaf! Great with fresh preserves! And of course, mini sammies!
Next... to find an awesome multigrain bread recipe. Anyone have one to share?