Baking for One: Basic White Bread rev. 2

  • Mix:
    • 2/3 c. hot water
    • 2 t. sugar or honey
    • pinch salt
    • 2 t. butter
  • Cool slightly and add:
    • 1/4 t. dry yeast
  • Stir and then knead in:
    • flour for a total of about 2 1/2 c.

You know the drill -- knead until smooth and elastic, let rise covered in a warm place, punch down and re-knead, rise again, shape into loaves, and bake at 350 F for 30 minutes or until done. (There are lots of excellent books out there discussing the science of home bread making in detail. I'm not one of them.)



This worked well for a small coffeecake. I rolled the dough out into a rectangle, spread it with 1 T melted butter, sprinkled it with 2 T brown sugar and 2 T. chopped pecans, then rolled it up into a long tube, sealed the edge, formed it into a circle, then slit the top crosswise at intervals and baked at 350 for 20 minutes.

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