Busy times! I really hope this is not my new normal.
On Sunday, I made plans to focus on baking two different breads, one for World Bread Day, and the other for the Bread Baking Babes. Both posts appear today. The saving grace was that the second bread was steamed, rather than baked, freeing up the oven for the first bread.
When time is at a premium, you want a bread that is quick to make but still delicious. Enter a batter bread. All the ingredients are mixed together, left to proof, then poured into a prepared pan and baked. It is that simple. I have made batter buns before, many times, but this is the first time I tried a full loaf. The resulting bread is just perfect for an everyday bread – delicious toasted, made into sandwiches, or for snacking.
This is my entry for World Bread Day 2018. Hope you have a chance to make it and enjoy it!
Head over to Zorra’s blog to drool over all the wonderful bread entries.
America's Favorite Batter Bread
Yield: 2 loaves
- 3 cups water (120-130°F)
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil or shortening
- 6½ cups bread flour
- 1 Tbsp salt
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 1 package (2¼ tsp, ¼oz, 7g) RED STAR Active Dry Yeast
- Butter as desired
- In large mixer bowl, combine 3½ cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt; mix well. Add water and shortening or oil to flour mixture. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, gradually stir in remaining flour to make a stiff batter. Cover; let rise in warm place until double, about 30 minutes.
- Stir down batter with a spoon. Divide dough evenly between 2 greased bread pans, 8 x 5-inch. (See Notes for other pan options.) Cover; let rise in warm place until batter reaches tops of pans, 20 to 30 minutes. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pans immediately; place on rack. Brush with butter; cool before cutting.
(courtesy of Red Star Yeast and My Kitchen Addiction)