White Country Bread cut into slices and layed out in row
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White Country Bread Recipe, inspired by Panera Bread

Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 2 Units

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Luke Warm Water for starter
  • 1 tsp Dry Yeast for starter
  • 1 cup Flour for starter
  • 3/4 cup Luke Warm Water
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tsp Dry Yeast
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 4 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1 tbsp Salt

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.
    Ingredients on table including; yeast in a bowl, flour in a bowl and water in a measuring cup
  • To the starter mixture, add salt, honey, oil, yeast and water. Stir to combine together.
    Honey and yeast added to batter mixture in the mixing bowl
  • 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.
    Dough being mixed in KitchenAid mixer
  • Divide the dough into two different pieces, cover it with a towel and let it rise for about 30 minutes.
    Dough separated into 2 loaves and placed on a baking sheet
  • Flatten the dough into an oval shape. Roll it into a jelly roll, tight it up to seal the edges.
    Dough rolled out to be a thicker oval roll
  • 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.
    Brad dough in a bread pan, scored over the top
  • Bake the bread at 400F, for about 30 minutes or until golden.
    White Country Bread cut into slices and placed on a table napkin