Nick Malgieri's White Pan Bread from "How To Bake." Easily made vegan. Dad joke: Why's it gotta be WHITE pans, sheesh?
1 envelope yeast
2 c. warm (110-120 degree) water
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
5 tbsp butter, melted, or veg oil
Combine flour, salt sugar.
Put yeast in warm water & let set until bubbles - "proofing"
Combine yeast mix, oil, & dry mix. Stir for a while, and then when you can't stir, knead in the bowl for a while until all the flour is sucked up. If dough seems excessively sticky add more flour but start with less and try to add as little as possible.
Grease bowl. Place dough in bowl and let rise, 1 hour.
Punch down dough. Divide into 2. shape into rectangle. fold rectangle into thirds. from skinny end roll up. drop into greased 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 loaf pan. (hint: rectangle should be long enough that 1/3 = length of loaf pan - 8.5 inches or so. it's okay if the measurements are sticky.)
let rise 1 hour.
preheat oven to 400, stick 'em in for 25-30 min. bread is done when sounds hollow when bottom of pan is tapped on.
maybe let cool first if you don't want to mush it when you cut it.
I love making bread.