fresh from the oven!!
Now is the time to use that jar of whey from the mozzarella, feta cheese, or yogurt you made. Don't worry. If you threw it out, you can still bake bread with this very easy recipe:
Home-baked Bread with Whey (or not) Recipe:
1 qt. whey (or milk)
6 T. butter
6 T. sugar
4 t. salt
4 pkg. dry yeast (8 t.)
10 1/2 - 11 c. all-purpose flour
Melt butter in a large pan on the stove. Add whey and stir, heating until just tepid. Remove from burner.
Sprinkle yeast on top. Wait a couple minutes and stir yeast in to dissolve.
Stir in sugar and salt.
Move to Kitchen-Aid mixer with dough hook and gradually add 10 1/2 - 11 c. all-purpose flour
Mix on low speed for 4-5 minutes.
Remove dough to the counter and knead for just a bit.
Place dough ball into large bowl (both dough ball and bowl are greased) and cover with a cloth.
Set in a warm place and let rise until double.
Punch down dough to get rid of air bubbles. Divide into four pieces and shape each into a loaf.
Place in 4x8 bread pans that have been sprayed with a non-stick spray.
Let loaves rise again until about 1/2 inch above rim of pan.
Place in preheated 400 degree oven.
Bake for 24 minutes.
Remove immediately and turn out onto racks to cool
Yield: four 4x8 loaves of the most delicious bread and a crowd that's gathered around you in the kitchen
Butter the top crusts.
Hand out freshly-baked, thick slices of buttered bread to make instant friends.
You can thank me later. :-)
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