my main bread recipe
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    so this is my "mother recipe" for bread. to this, you can add herbs, olives, garlic, whatever the hell you want. paprika is kind of fun for orange bread. whatever you want. you can make it a whole wheat bread by adding half whole wheat flour, but no more. if you want to add more, you need to add vital wheat gluten to the dough, otherwise it will be very dense.

    6ish cups bread flour
    2ish cups water
    1 tbs yeast
    2tbs salt
    3tbs sugar (honey or brown sugar are best)
    2tbs olive oil

    mix all that shit up and put it in a stand mixer with a dough hook (or knead by hand) and knead for ten minutes. let double in mass and then condition it by gently flattening it out on a floured surface and folding it, etc, basically knead it again for 3 minutes.
    shape into whatever you want.
    let rise for 20-45 minutes, covered with a damp towel.
    cook in 450 degree oven until 200 degrees in middle.