Homemade bread is not only tasty but also easy to make. We don't need a bread machine to make this. This recipe makes two small loaves or one big loaf of bread with a light center and crunch crust. Let see how?
1 packet or 2 1/4 teaspoon of Yeast
1 cup of Warm Water (40 degree centigrade)
1/4 cup Milk
1 1/2 tablespoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 tablespoon Butter
2 1/2 to 3 1/2 cups of Bread Flour
Add warm water to yeast. Mix it and let it rest for 10 minutes. You can bubbles in that.
Add this mixture to a mixing bowl, salt, sugar,melted butter and milk. Add 2 cups of bread flour. Stir it well. Add remaining flour 1/4 cup at a time until the dough is slightly sticky and starts leaving the sides of the bowl.
Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Place the heel of the palm and press the dough, turn 1/4 turn.Knead it in this way by hand for 10 minutes.Shape thae dough into a ball. Grease another bowl with butter. Place the dough in that and cover it with wrapping sheet or a damp cloth. Let it rise.
The dough rises to double the size in 1 to 1 1/2 hour. Remove the dough from bowl, shape that into a loaf. Place the dough in bread pan.( I wanted my bread size to be half the normal size so I placed the dough in two pans. You can place in one.)
Let it rise again to almost double the size . Takes about 1 hour. Now bake it at 200 degree centigrade for 20 - 30 minutes or until you see a hard crust.