Today I had a 4H meeting and I had to give demonstrations for both of my projects. If you forgot, I am taking cake decorating and yeast breads. For cake decorating, I made my starlight cupcakes and showed how to decorate them. With my yeast bread project I showed how to properly measure dry ingredients and how to make a bread mix. Judging is in 3 weeks and I still have a lot of bread baking to do, so expect some recipes!
Basic White Bread Mix
3 ½ cups flour(bag contains 2 ¼ cups)
1 package yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1 ½ teaspoons salt
½ cup warm water
½ cup warm milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Additional flour for board and grease for bowl
In mixing bowl, pour contents of container and add the yeast package. Mix in warm water and warm milk(120-130 degrees Fahrenheit) and add oil. Blend at low speed until moistened, then bead 3 minutes at medium speed. Gradually add the flour from the separate bag until a stiff dough is formed. Knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 5 to 8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning greased side up, to rise, covered, in warm place for 30 minutes.
Punch down the dough. On lightly floured surface, roll or pat the dough into a 14 by 7 inch rectangle. Starting with the shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing the dough into a roll with each turn. Pinch edges and end to seal. Place in a greased 9 by 5 inch baking pan and cover. Let rise in a warm place for 15 minutes, or until doubled. Bake in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan and cool before slicing.