Buttery Homemade Bread

Make this in a bread pan for great sandwich bread.  It tastes like it's been buttered from the inside.

 

1/2 cup hot tap water

1/2 cup milk 

2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (1 pkg.)

1 teaspoon sugar

2 tablespoons Butter Olive Oil

1 teaspoon salt

3 cups all-purpose flour

In a small bowl mix together the hot water, milk, yeast, sugar and olive oil; let sit 5 minutes.  In a large bowl or a stand mixer bowl, combine the salt and flour.  Add the yeast mixture and combine.  Let sit 5 minutes to allow the flour to hydrate.  Knead the dough about 4-5 minutes.

 

Place kneaded dough in a medium size oiled bowl.  Cover and let rise until doubled in size, 1 - 1 1/2 hours.

 

Punch down dough, and form into a ball or 9-inch loaf shape.  Place onto a greased cookie sheet and make 2-3 slashes in the top.  Alternatively, place in an oiled bread pan and make slashes.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Cover and let rise for 30-40 minutes.

 

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until golden brown.  Once cooled, slice and serve with jam.

*Our Butter Olive Oil is made with plant extracts -- no dairy)