This bread takes very little effort and is easy enough for someone that has never made bread before. The ingredients are:
- 6 cups bread flour (you can also use all-purpose flour)
- 5 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups whole milk (you could also use lower fat varieties)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
This bread is a little smaller than other white bread with longer rise times, so don't be surprised if the bread looks smaller after rising, it's normal. My two boys love this bread with homemade strawberry jam or butter. It's a quick, easy way to get homemade bread into your family's diet!
Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book page 149.