30 Minute White Bread
This is my very first blog post to my new Cooking & Baking blog so if you have found me please leave a comment so I can know you were here.
I love to browse the cookbook aisle at my local library for cooking and baking books. Friday I pulled Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads off the shelf.
I wasn't looking for any particular recipe but the awesome picture of a baker with a handful of beautiful smooth dough cradle in his hands made me tuck the book under my arm.
As I was looking through the cookbook I found a recipe for a 30-minute white bread recipe. On the spur of the moment, I decided to try it out.
Disregard the washer in the background! In my small kitchen, I use one of those cutting table/microwave stands as my workstation.
This is proof that anyone can bake no matter how small their kitchen. If there is a will there is a way I always say.
One of the things I really love about this book is that he gives directions for each recipe by hand, using a Kitchen Aid mixer or a food processor.
I do happen to own a Kitchenaid and I love it. It is one of the best gifts my husband ever bought me!
But I do also love the feel of the dough under my hands as I knead. So depending on the mood or the recipe I might or might not use the Kitchenaid
Today I decided to mix the dough in the mixer and knead by hand.
The dough felt good and the loaves were rising when I started this post. I've just now turned on the oven to bake. As soon as the loaves are done I will let you know how they turned out!
A quick look in the oven tells me that my bread pans were too big. The bread is browning nicely and the house smells yummy.
I keep forgetting when I bake bread that I need to use my smaller glass pans but I always seem to grab my big nonstick pans. I really need to measure them.
They work great for the delicious cranberry bread I make every winter but for yeast bread, they are too small.
Here 2 loaves of 30-minute white bread fresh out of the oven.
I need to let them cool a few minutes before cutting into them.
My family will probably devour these in just a few minutes smeared with butter. There is nothing better than a piece of freshly baked bread with warm melted butter!
Hello, I am interested in trying your 30 minute white bread recipe. I found this post talking about the recipe, but can't find the recipe anywhere. There is one place where the name of the recipe is typed in bold print, but it is not a link. I've clicked and clicked and can't find anything on this page that actually gives me the recipe or links me to the recipe. Can you help please? Thanks
Here is the link to a homemade sandwich bread recipe. It is a very old post and you will have to copy and paste the recipe to print it. It is not a click and print recipe: Homemade White Bread recipe
I love to make bread too and this looks divine.
I found the recipe to be a little confusing. You put the dough in a cold oven then turn oven on to 400 degrees fr one minute then turn off and let rise for 30 minutes. Does the oven reach 400 degrees then turn off after one minute. Very confused. Bread is in oven baking as I write - keeping my fingers crossed.
Sorry for the confusion! This was my very first recipe shared on this blog. I am sure it needs some editing. I hope you enjoy the recipe!
I actually went directly to Bernard Clayton's recipe from my cookbook, became confused, and decided to see if anyone else could figure it out. I will check your recipe out.