Step 1: Proof your yeast. This means pour whatever liquid at whatever tempurature your recipe calls for into your kitchen aid mixer. Sprinkle the yeast on top and wait for approx 8 mins. It will start to bubble and get foamy.
|Sprinkle the yeast|
|Yeast is ready!|
Step 3: Add dry and ingrediant and fat to mixer. Attach dough hook and let the mixer do all the work! Start on the lowest speed, as the dough comes together you can increase the speed up to 1. Look at the dough...is it dry and crumbly? Add a little water literally a couple drops at a time. Let the mixer knead your dough for about 8 minutes. Pull the dough off the dough hook and place it in a greased loaf pan ( I just roll the dough ball into the loaf pan)
Step 4: Now, this is the best part. Make a proof box!! This makes the bread making process super fast. Fill a bowl or measuring cup with water. Place it in your microwave and heat for 5-8 minutes. (have this heating during the kneading time in Step 3) Place loaf pan inside microwave. Close the door. DO NOT TURN MICROWAVE ON! You are simply using it as a small enclosed space that is now filled with steam from the hot water. Your bread dough will double in size in 15 minutes.
|Putting it in the "proof box"|
|Taking it out!|
Step 5: Bake! Place in a 400 degree oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.