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Country White Bread Fast2eat

Country White Bread Fast2eat

This is a classic rich white bread recipe with milk and egg! The loaf bakes up incredibly soft, tender and fluffy. Absolutely delicious, the perfect white bread!


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Country White Bread Fast2eat
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 25 minutes
Waiting time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 45 minutes
This is a classic rich white read recipe with milk and egg! The loaf bakes up incredibly soft, tender and fluffy. Absolutely delicious, the perfect white bread!
Servings: 20 slices
Author: Susana Macedo

Ingredients

  • 1 1/8 cup Milk - lukewarm (27-32°C/80-90°F)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Butter - room temperature or Margarine
  • 1 Egg - (lightly beaten)
  • 4 cups Bread flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Active dry yeast

Instructions

  • Attach the kneading blade in the Bread Maker pan.
  • Place ingredients into the bread pan following the recipe order (or following the order and method specified in the manual of your Bread Maker – mine is: FIRST, liquid ingredients; SECOND, dry ingredients; LAST, yeast). Note: With a finger or a knife, make a small indentation in the middle of the flour. Add yeast to indentation, making sure it does not come into contact with the liquid ingredients.
  • Carefully insert bread pan into Bread Maker and gently close the lid.
  • Select “Basic” bread setting. If available, choose crust colour (I usually set Medium, but if you prefer set Light or Dark) and loaf size (2LB) and press the Start button.
  • Caution: Do not use Delay Timer* for recipes with ingredients that can spoil like eggs or milk. See More information at: "Using the Delay Timer".
  • It will mix and bake the bread. When the baking cycle is complete, press the stop button and unplug the breadmaker.
  • Open the lid and while using Oven Mitt, firmly grasp the bread pan handle and gently pull the pan straight up and out of the machine. CAUTION: The Bread Maker and pan may be very hot! Always handle with care.
  • Use non-stick Spatula to gently loosen the sides of the bread from the pan.
  • Turn the bread pan upside down onto a Wire Cooling Rack or clean cooking surface and gently shake until bread falls out onto the rack.
  • Cool for about 10-15 minutes before slicing.
  • To make perfect slices every time use a Bread Slicer with an Electric Knife.

Notes

It’s always a good idea to open the bread machine’s lid during the second kneading cycle (after about 10 minutes) and check the consistency of the dough ball.
The Dough is “just right” when it is a smooth round ball in appearance, soft to the touch, leaves a slight residue on your finger, and the bottom of the bread pan is clean of dough residue.
  • If it’s too dry, add lukewarm liquid a teaspoon at a time until it looks right.
  • If it looks too wet, add flour a tablespoon at a time until it looks right.
  • If there is flour on the sides of the pan, use a Silicone Spatula to wipe the flour from the pan.
Important: This can be done during the knead cycle only. DO NOT remove the pan, KEEP it locked in the machine. Do NOT turn off the bread maker to adjust dough.

Weather can affect your ingredients
If you live in a moist climate, chances are you’ll need at least the recommended amount of flour, maybe even 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup more. Bread dough should be sticky, but still manageable, especially after the first rise. While you’re kneading, the dough should come together and pull away from the sides of the bowl, leaving the bowl mostly clean. I usually aim to have the very bottom of the dough still attached to the bowl. Try not to add too much flour because your bread will be denser. When you pick the dough up, some will stick to your fingers. After the first rise, it will be easier to handle!

You may also make this bread without the aid of a bread machine, or make the dough in a bread machine, and bake it in the oven.
Simply make the dough using your usual method (by hand, electric mixer or bread machine); allow it to rise until puffy, then shape it into a log; and place it in a lightly greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch (21.5 x 11.5 cm) bread pan. Allow the loaf to rise, covered, until it's crowned about 1 inch over the rim of the pan. If you want, brush the risen loaf with the beaten egg white, and sprinkle it with seeds. Bake it in a preheated 350°F/175°C oven for 35 minutes, or until its interior temperature registers 190°F/88°C on an instant-read thermometer. Remove the bread from the oven, remove it from the pan, and cool it on a wire rack.

How can you tell if the bread is fully baked?
I like to use a food thermometer. Mine is digital, so it’s very easy to use. Fully cooked bread will be 190-200°F/88-93°C. Bread recipes that include milk will need to cook until 200°F/93°C, but without you can take it out once it reaches 190°F/88°C. The top will be golden brown.

Also check:


* “Long-term dietary intake of gluten was not associated with risk of coronary heart disease. However, the avoidance of gluten may result in reduced consumption of beneficial whole grains, which may affect cardiovascular risk. The promotion of gluten-free diets among people without celiac disease should not be encouraged.” (Source: http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j1892)

* Content and images based on Sunbeam CKSBBR9050-033 Bread Maker User Manual Retrieved from https://www.sunbeam.ca/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-sunbeam-ca-Library/default/dw500b4350/documents/instruction-manuals/CKSBBR9050-033.pdf

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Course : Appetizer, Appetizers & Starters, Breakfast, Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine : American, Brazilian, Canadian
Keyword : Bake bread, Basic, Basic/white Cycle, Bread, Bread machine, Bread maker, Breadmaker, Breadmaking, Country White Bread, Easy, Homemade bread, Recipe, White Bread

Nutrition

Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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Why when after all ingredients are added and the settings are selected and I hit start my machine Kenmore Digital sits for a long time before doing anything.

Hello Bonnie,
As I have written in my book: “Some machines have a ‘preheat’ or rest period built into every baking setting; others just have it on the “Whole wheat setting” and or “Jam setting.”
The ‘preheat’ or rest period was created so that you could put ingredients at cold and warm temperatures into the machine and have them at a uniform temperature by the time the mixing starts. It warms the ingredients to allow the yeast to perform optimally. It also allows heavy grains and flours to absorb the liquid before softening and expanding for better gluten development. It usually lasts from 15 to 30 minutes.
During this phase, no movement occurs in the bread pan so that the machine will be quiet.
Some people like this feature, believing it produces better bread and some don’t since it adds time to the whole process.
In some of the most sophisticated machines, you can bypass this step; in others, you cannot.”(Source: Macedo, S. (2020) – Bread Machine tips and tricks: Everything you need to know to start baking amazing bread using a bread maker.)
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