A KEEPER - Definitely! I'm fairly new to bread baking, having received a KitchenAid mixer this past Christmas (my husband, the avid fisherman, hunter, & woodworker said to me as I agonized over the price, "You want the right tool for the job, don't you?" - SOOO glad he did!). I used the recipe that came with my mixer several times, but like another reviewer, the bread seemed very dense. THIS one though, is light, fluffy-textured, & flavorful! I did however, make a couple minor changes.
I used butter, all 6.5 cups bread flour, and rapid rise yeast, as that was all I had on hand, and did ALL of the mixing/kneading with the KitchenAid (YES!). I let it keep kneading on speed 2 for several minutes until it cleaned the sides of the bowl & became quite elastic, and did the first rise for 1 hour in a previously heated & cooled 350* oven (we keep our house fairly cool). I made the cinnamon loaf using Country Crock's Cinnamon spread instead of butter & a mix of 1/2 cup sugar w/2 tsp cinnamon. The second rise was also in a warmed oven for 45 minutes. The reason the white loaf looks a little flat on one end - it stuck to the damp towel & I pulled a bit too quickly when removing it!
Absolutely delicious breads! I'm NEVER using another recipe! Thanks for sharing, Danialle!
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A KEEPER - Definitely! I'm fairly new to bread baking, having received a KitchenAid mixer...