Rich Butter Bread
Why I Love This Recipe
I was trying to come up with a bread recipe for communion at church. I looked through what seemed like hundreds of recipes to find one that I liked. I had no luck. So, I took a handful of recipes that had elements that I liked, and mixed them up until I had what I wanted. The result was an amazingly tender, buttery not too sweet bread that it makes loaf bread, artisan bread, hamburger buns, hot dog buns, dinner rolls, the list is endless.
Ingredients You'll Need
3 1/4 cups Bread Flour
1 tsp salt
6 heaping T of powdered milk
5 T sugar
1 cup water, warm
2 tsp of yeast
1/4 cup of butter, melted
milk for glazing
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, salt, powdered milk and sugar. Set aside.
In a glass bowl or measuring cup, warm the water until warm to touch, but not hot. Sprinkle yeast over the water and let sit for 10 minutes. Then, stir to dissolve.
Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Stir pour in the melted butter, yeast mixture and the egg. Stir still it forms a soft, sticky dough.
Transfer dough to a heavily floured service. Knead dough for 10 minutes.
Form a ball. Place in a greased bowl and cover with a thin cloth.
Place in warm spot and let rise till doubled, about an hour.
Punch dough down, form into a tight ball and place on a greased baking sheet.
Brush bread lightly with milk.
Let bake for 25 minutes. NO LONGER THAN THAT!
As soon as the bread comes out of the oven, take about a tablespoon of butter and rub all over the hot bread.
Enjoy hot or let cool.