Thursday, February 7, 2013

Vegan White Bread

Vegan White Bread

I think most comfort foods are either served on bread or on the side with a dish. Bread is an indulgent treat and a favorite for anyone that brown bagged it in school. With this recipe you get two big loaves of white bread that can be served with your favorite stews or made into a delish sandwich of your choice. The beauty of making your own bread is insuring that it is fresh, completely vegan, and you know there are no preservatives. It is a labor of love but the results don't lie. When you know what goes into scratch made items, you feel better about what is going into you body. Enjoy with the vegan BLT listed and you have a perfect lunch or dinner.

Vegan White Bread

Ingredients
2 cups warm water, careful not to get it too hot or cold or the yeast won't activate
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 cups bread flour, I had reg and used that

Directions

Microwave 1/4 cup of water for about 1 minute in a microwave measuring cup. Put yeast into the measuring cup, add about 1 teaspoon of the sugar to the yeast into the warm water. Whisk and let sit for about 10 minutes, the yeast foams up and double.

Attach the dough hook to your Kitchen Aid mixer and add 4 cups of the flour, salt, and the remaining sugar to the mixing bowl; turn the mixer on stir speed speed and mix together. Add the remaining warm water, the yeast mixture, and the oil and incorporate the mix.

After Rising 1 Hour
Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl, turn to speed 2 and begin to add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough cleans the sides of the mixer bowl and clings to the hook. Continue kneading on speed 2 for about 2 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic but still slightly sticky.

Spray top of dough and sides of mixing bowl with a light coat of non-stick spray or oil, turn the dough over and spray the top. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place into a warm, draft free spot for about 1 hour or until doubled. I used my oven that is not on.

After the hour has passed, punch down and turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Separate into two pieces, cover with a towel and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Flatten into a rectangle and roll up,pinch the seams together and tucking in the ends.

Flattened Out

Spray two 9 x 5 inch loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray or grease with oil and place the shaped loaves into the pans. Put in a warm spot and allow to rise for 30 minutes more. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest in baking dishes until cool enough to handle and eat. Serve with your favorite bread dishes, perfect for a vegan BLT (recipe listed) or just with butter and jam. Enjoy!

Last Rising as Loaves

-Amy