Monday, February 20, 2012

White Bread

The first loaf of bread baked aboard Tanqueray, besides banana bread, was a success.  Try it out yourself.  It's delicious served warm directly out of the oven with a slice of butter.
Mike & Sara aboard with bread Twilight

         2 cups warm water 
         2/3 cup white sugar
         1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
         1 1/2 teaspoons salt
         1/4 cup vegetable oil
         6 cups bread flour

1. In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam (About 20 minutes).
2. Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Mix in flour one cup at a time. Knead dough until smooth. Place in a well oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth and allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1-2 hours.
3. Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes, and divide in half. Shape into loaves, and place into two well oiled 9x5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.

4. Before baking, sprinkle a little olive oil and rosemary on top of the bread.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.  Enjoy!


  1. I know how satisfying fresh baked bread can be when you don't have a bakery to visit! Good work! I'll bet your friends appreciated it too.

  2. nice work! There is nothing better than hot white bread with butter. Damn you guys are northwest chocolate!

  3. Thanks. Fresh bread is great on a boat!!