So I think I have found my favorite 'regular bread" recipe. I have been experimenting with whole wheat, etc. The last time I baked, I added an egg--and the bread is SO yummy!
So, here is my variation...
Heat 2 1/2 c milk and 2 T butter 3 minutes (1 minute at a time) in micro to 110 degrees.
Stir in 1 tsp sugar & 1 tsp salt.
Add 1 packet of yeast & wait 'till it's all bubbly.
Add in some molasses (around 2-3 T) and 1 egg.
Add in flour, 1 cup at a time (around 5-6 total), starting with 1 cup of whole wheat flour, then use regular bread flour. You could use more whole wheat, but the bread doesn't rise as well.
Dump onto a floured surface and knead until 'satiny'--about 5 minutes.
Let rise 1 hour in oiled boil (just enough to lightly coat the dough--I use olive oil or coconut oil).
Punch down, divide, shape into loaves and put into greased pans. Let rise 1 hour.
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
I am having so much fun baking bread--and even showed my new friend how to make bread today! I hope you enjoy the recipe! :-)