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Ingredients for Round White Bread
1-1/2 cups warm water, 95 to 110 degrees F
2-1/4 tsp or 1 pkg. (1/4 oz.) active dry yeast
1/2 cup dry milk
1 Tbsp sugar, coconut sugar, or raw sugar
2 tsp salt or sea salt
1/3 cup canola oil, coconut oil, or shortening
4-1/2 cups bread flour, aboutContinue to 2 of 5 below.
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Make the Round White Bread Dough
In a large bowl, mix the warm water and yeast. Add the dry milk, sugar, salt, and canola oil. Stir. Add in enough bread flour to make a dough that follows the spoon around the bowl. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it for 8 minutes, adding more bread flour as needed until the dough is firm and smooth to the touch. Place the dough in medium greased bowl. Turn dough over in bowl so that the top is also lightly greased. Cover with clean cloth and let rise in warm,... draft-free place for 1 hour.
There is a milk to dry milk powder conversion table. Use it to figure out how much dry milk to add to the water when replacing the milk in the recipe.Continue to 3 of 5 below.
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Shape Round White Bread Dough
Punch down the dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it for about 5 minutes or until the bubbles are out of the bread. Shape the dough into a round loaf and place it in greased 1.5 quart round casserole dish. Cover and let rise in warm, draft-free place for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.Continue to 4 of 5 below.
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Prepare Round White Bread Dough
With a sharp knife or razor, slash the top of bread. For a glossy top, brush egg white on top of loaf. Brush loaves with milk before baking to produce a dark, shiny crust. Brush loaves with butter immediately after baking to produce a soft crust.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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Bake Round White Bread
Bake bread at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes or until the bread sounds hollow when top is tapped. Remove bread from casserole and let cool on rack.
More Bread Baking Tips:
Keep yeast stored in an airtight container and in the refrigerator. Heat, moisture, and air kills the yeast and prevents bread dough from rising.
To keep bread soft, store in a plastic bag.
Store flour properly to keep it from spoiling.
Bread flour has a higher amount of gluten than all-purpose flour. This means that bread made with... bread flour will rise higher than bread made with all-purpose flour. You can make your own bread flour by adding 1-1/2 teaspoons gluten to each cup of all-purpose flour you use in your bread recipe.