"Needing" the dough
Making homemade bread has been on my list of things to start doing for a long time. I bought a bread machine years ago and used it a few times, but now it's out almost everyday. It started with the cinnamon rolls a few weeks ago. Then I began making loaves of white and wheat bread. I love the wheat! Now, I am addicted. I really "need" the dough! It's just soooo much better than store bought. And since it goes for a spin the the bread machine and has it's first rise there, it's very easy to dump it into a pan for the second rise and bake in the oven. I could just use the bread machine but I love the classic loaf shape. You really need to try it if you don't already bake your own bread.
Same recipe as the cinnamon rolls except without the filling. I almost have it memorized now:
1 cup water
2 T. butter
3 1/3 c. flour (mix half wheat & half white for wheat bread)
1/4 c. sugar
1 t. salt
3 T. yeast
Hey, I do have it memorized!
Mix in the bread machine on dough setting. Remove after first rise. Knead once or twice to shape into loaf. Put in pan to rise again for about 1 hour. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Rub butter on top.