- 2 cups hot water
- 1 Tablespoon yeast
- 6 cups flour (I use 3 cups Whole wheat, 3 cups white bread flour)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 cup oil
I add a few other ingredients, but they are optional!
- 3 tablespoons ground flax seed
- use 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 large tablespoon of Honey instead of 1/2 cup sugar.
First you need to heat up the tap water. If you have a thermometer it needs to be around 111-115 degrees. If you don't have one test water with the back of your hand. Water should be hot, not scalding.
Get out the rest of your ingredients. Diet coke is helpful, but optional!
The way to test if your bread is kneaded enough is to poke it with your finger. The dough should spring back out. (it takes a few seconds though)
To make sure that the yeast is fully developed you have to do the "poke" test again. This time your finger dent should stay in.