I still have a long way to go when it comes to bread, but my plan is to stop buying it from the store. This is the first recipe where it did work well.
3 1/2 unbleached white flour
1 tbsp soften butter
1 egg beaten, I use my chicken eggs, nutrition value higher
1 tsp Salt use the full amount. I didn't the first time and it made a big difference
2 1/4 tsp dried yeast
1 1/4 cups milk at room temperature
1 egg, beaten and thinned with water. I tried it will milk too.
Note:If you rehdrating yeast with water, subtract the amount of water you added to the yeast from the milk.
Put flour in a mixing bowl, add soften butter. Use your fingers to work the butter into the flour until no large pieces remain. Add egg, salt and yeast. I use my fingers to give it a quick stir. Then add milk to form a dough. I use my kitchen aid, until raggedy and rough.
Turn your mixer on and knead for a few minutes. You don't have to knead long just until it comes together.
Place in a clean, lightly buttered bowl. I leave it in my kitchen aid and cover with a big plastic bag and I don't butter, but you should. Leave until it doubles in bulk/size about an hour- 1 1/2 hours. After it has doubled turn on a flour board. Gently press out the gas and form dough into a rectangle to fit buttered pan, and let rise until nearly doubled. About 30 -60 minutes. Brush the top with egg or milk and bake at 375 degrees until golden, about 45- 1 hour. Remove and turn out of tin. Let cool, if you can and sit on its side for 3 hours or cut and eat hot. Whatever works, hot bread and butter is the best in the world.