4 cups all-purpose flour (do not use bleached all-purpose)
2 tsps. kosher salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tsps. active-dry yeast
2 cups lukewarm water
2 tbsps. butter, room temperature
After the dough has risen, use two dinner forks and punch down the bread
Hubby wanted some Tomato Soup with his fresh out of the oven baked bread. It did not disappoint. I had some with my chocolate milk. I had a bite a few hours better and I must say it was much better the 2nd time around. The crust is crispy but the inside is so soft, thick and moist. Indeed, it is much better than any bread I have ever made. This one's a keeper folks. Thanks Alexandra! Please click on the link to her blog (at the top underneath the main image). She gives a lot of background information behind this recipe. Very interesting and informative!
Hope you had a great weekend and savored every moment!