White Country Bread Recipe, inspired by Panera Bread Recipe

I think most of you would agree that Panera Bread Restaurant has some of the most delicious bread. But how about making something like it, at home; fresh, warm, right out of the oven. Nothing beats the aroma of a freshly baked bread.

By the way - baking homemade bread is a lot easier than you may think. Take up this challenge and make your own bread at home. The first time I baked bread, it totally made me feel like a perfect housewife. Back in the days, in the former Soviet Union, each housewife had to know how to bake bread at home.

Serving size:
2
units
Prep
20 min
Cooking
30 min
Ready in
2 hr
Simple
Challenging

Instructions 

(for starter) In a large bowl, combine together water with yeast, stir to dissolve. Stir flour into the water, cover with a towel and let it sit in a warm place for about 30 minutes.
To the starter mixture, add salt, honey, oil, yeast and water. Stir to combine together.
Using a mixer, fold in flour in small portions. Knead for 8-10 minutes, until the dough is elastic, as you can see in the picture.
Divide the dough into two different pieces, cover it with a towel and let it rise for about 30 minutes.
Flatten the dough into an oval shape. Roll it into a jelly roll, tight it up to seal the edges.
Place the dough into a bread pan, cover it with a towel, let it rise for 30 minutes. Score the dough using a sharp knife.
Bake the bread at 400F, for about 30 minutes or until golden.
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