As a wedding gift, my husband bought me my first Kitchenaid mixer. Some women want diamonds on their wedding day, this woman wanted a Kitchenaid stand mixer in boysenberry (ok, duh, I wanted diamonds too!!)! I consider it to be my "woman card" and it's one of my most prized possessions. So, to start off my blog, let's go with a recipe from the Kitchenaid instruction booklet, Basic White Bread, page 61.
|Here she is in action!|
Another handy trick I learned while baking this bread was a way to keep your dough warm so it can rise properly. All you need to do is pre-heat your oven to 400 for 2 minutes, turn it off and then place your towel-covered bowl on the center rack for the proper raising time. It worked great and I didn't have to hunt for sunshine to set the bowl in!
|The rising dough|
|I topped a still warm slice with butter and my homemade Jalapeno Jelly (I'll do a post on that soon!) SO good!|