World's Easiest Bread
Mix in a small bowl:
2 c white flour
3 c whole wheat
In a bigger bowl mix:
2 1/2 c wrist-temp water
1 tbs sugar, honey, molasses, etc...
1 generous tbs active dry yeast
(use wire wisk to blend the yeast quicker)
When yeast has proofed, mix in about 4 c of the flour,start kneading. Add the rest of the flour a bit at a time until the dough is smooth and elastic -- it should take about 5-8 minutes. Generously oil a bowl, put in dough, flip dough over, spread oil evenly over surface. Cover and rise till doubled -- it goes faster over a bowl or pan of warm water. Punch down, shape, let rise again in pan. Lightly oil tops again if it needs it. Bake at 350 till done.
Recipe featured in Bread Daily on 01/07/02.