Who doesn't love the smell of fresh baked bread? I know I do. Drool.
I have tried several bread recipes before, but a friend gave me this one and I love it to pieces! It's easy and doesn't require any milk or eggs -perfect for a food storage recipe!
The Ultimate Bread Recipe:
2 c warm water
2 tbsp sugar
3 Tbsp yeast
20 c. flour (I use 6 c whole wheat, 14 c white)
2 Tbsp salt
1/3 c sugar
3/4 c oil
7 c warm water
Combine the water, sugar and yeast and set aside. Then add remaining ingredients and knead. Add more flour as needed. Let the dough rise twice (approx. 30-45 minutes each time). Form into loaves and place in greased pans. Let rise in the pans until they are as "high" as you want. Then bake at 350F for about 30 minutes. Let cool.
It's easiest to cut if you put them in bags and wait until the next morning. Thanks, Heather, for the tip!! Then I cut all of the loaves, put back into the bags and freeze what I'm not going to use right away.