This bread is so easy. No mixer needed, you mix it the old fashioned way, a bowl and large spoon. Well, I used a large rubber spatula. No kneading, just mix well and let rise. You bake it in two oven proof glass bowls, like Pyrex. I will tell you a couple of things about me…when I am making bread I have a hard time letting it rise for a full hour. I usually fudge and hurry things along as long as it looks like it has risen enough. This bread dough rises fast, first rise only needed about 30 minutes. Then, put in the two bowls and second rise only took about 20 minutes…perfect for an impatient person. The other thing I will divulge, I love to do dishes. There you have it, a little strange! But, this is really good bread. Recipe from alexandracooks.com.
2 cups warm water (110°)
2¼ tsp (1 pkt) dry yeast
1 Tbl sugar
4 cups flour
2 tsp salt
2 Tbl butter, softened
In small bowl sprinkle yeast over warm water. Sprinkle sugar over yeast. Let sit for 10 minutes. In large bowl stir together flour and salt. Pour yeast mixture over flour and stir until well combined. Turn out into well greased bowl, cover and let rise for 30-60 minutes (until doubled in size). I turn my oven on for a minute then turn it off and place the dough in the warm oven to rise. Butter two oven-proof bowls very well, I used a 1L (6 cup) Pyrex bowl and a 4 cup liquid measure Pyrex. Divide bread dough in half and scoop into the two prepared glass bowls. Let rise again, about 30 minutes or until almost up to the rim of the bowls. Preheat oven to 425°. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 375° and continue baking to 22-25 minutes longer. Turn bread out onto cooling rack.
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