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Breads from Rina's Kitchen


Crusty White Bread 
Makes 2 loaves 

11 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon white sugar
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons butter or margarine
1 cup + 2 teaspoons milk
2 cups + 4 teaspoons hot water (not boiling)
                   
1. Combine the flour, yeast, sugar and salt. 
2. Combine the milk, hot water and butter. Slowly add this
   mixture to the flour mixture. As the dough begins to
   stiffens start kneading on a floured board. Knead for 8 to
   10 mins. 
3. Place kneaded dough in a greased bowl in a sink of hot water
   for about 30 mins or until doubled in size. Punch down dough
   and knead on a lightly floured board for a few mins. 
4. Divide dough into 4 equal portions. Place two portions in
   each greased bread tin and mist with water. Place loaves in
   a warm area and allow to rise until doubled in size. 
5. Mist loaves with water and bake in a preheated 400 degrees
   F oven for 20 mins. 

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