February 5, 2015
What You'll Need
dried Instant yeast (2 1/4 teaspoon ) or 2 oz cake yeast
flour plus some for dusting
In a separate bowl, put the sugar in 1 cup of warm water and then stir in yeast and 1 tbs flour. Allow to proof, to make sure it's still active.
In the bowl with flour, make a well in the centre and add yeast mixture, and rest of water.
Using the tips of your fingers, mix the yeast and water with the flour, incorporating a little at a time, until everything is combined. Or just use a mixer.
Knead and shape it into a ball, then coat lightly with oil.
Put a cloth over the bowl and set it somewhere warm for an hour to rise.
It should double in size.
Punch the dough down and knead for a few minutes, make into a loaf.
Then oil the dough and bread pan ( 13 x 9 ) and put the loaf inside the pan.
Cover that loaf up with the towel and let rise again about 30 minutes.
Cut along the middle.
Bake 350 F 30-40 minute.
Turn out bread and let cool on a rack.
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