I was introduced to food processor bread over the winter by Jennifer Judd-McGee who, if you didn't already know, is a very talented artist and a very kind person, too. Jennifer - thank you! This has got to be the easiest homemade bread recipe known to man and it is so good. I think it might take 10 minutes to make, no kneading, only one rise. I've made it every other week or so since I learned about it and I just can't buy sandwich bread at the grocery store any more.
This bread is wonderful, yeasty white bread with a tiny hint of sweetness. It makes great sandwiches and great toast and great bread crumbs if you have any of it left to go stale, which you won't. I hope you'll make it today.
Food Processor White Bread
from breadworld via Jennifer Judd-McGee
makes 1 loaf
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbl. sugar
1 envelope RapidRise Yeast (do not use any other kind - just RapidRise)
1 1/4 tsp. salt
3 Tbl. butter
3/4 cup warm water
Insert metal blade into food processor. Add flour, sugar, undissolved yeast and salt; process 5-10 seconds. Add butter and egg. Begin processing, then slowly pour warm water through feed tube just until dough forms a ball, about 10-15 seconds. Continue processing for 60 seconds to knead dough (I let it go longer, more like 2-3 minutes, just for good measure). Remove dough onto a lightly flour surface. Cover and let rest for 10 min.
Roll dough into a 12 x 7-inch rectangle. Beginning at short end, roll up tightly as for jelly roll. Pinch ends and seam to seal. Place, seam side down, in greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until double in size about 30-45 minutes (I've let it go much longer than this and it is just fine).
I usually brush it with egg wash or a bit of cream to give the top a nice shine, but you don't have to. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until done (30 minutes is always just perfect for me). Remove from pan and let cool on a wire rack (be sure to remove it because otherwise the bottom will get soggy while it cools). Slice and enjoy!
You might also enjoy my recipe for Spiced Almonds. So easy to make and great with drinks!
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