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my bread recipe: the USA recipe (Imperial units, measuring instead of weighing ingredients)

Bill Evans, wje@acm.org

Since you've already read the narrated recipe at http://www.mariposabill.com/breadnarrative, you know which of these two ingredient lists to use:

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2 3/8 cup high gluten (bread) flour
5 1/2 tsp refined (table) sugar
1     tsp table salt
2     tsp instant yeast
1     cup warm water
  1/4 cup canola oil

everything nice
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3 1/4 cup high gluten (bread) flour
6     tsp refined (table) sugar
1     tsp table salt
2 1/4 tsp instant yeast
1     cup warm water
  1/4 cup canola oil


Place dry ingredients in mixing bowl. Mix for 15 seconds on speed "2". Add canola oil very slowly. Add water very slowly. Continue mixing on speed "2" for two minutes.

Place dough in bread pan. Cover with hot moist tea towel. Let rise for 40 minutes in a warm place.

Punch the dough down. Cover with the tea towel. Let rise for 25 minutes in a warm place.

Punch the dough down. Remove the dough, grease the pan, and replace the dough. Cover with a dry tea towel, lightly floured on the underside. Let rise for 25 minutes in a warm place.

Remove tea towel. Bake for 35 minutes in an oven preheated to 350 F.

Remove pan from oven. Let it sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. Gently remove loaf from pan and set on cooling rack.

Wait for at least an hour before slicing. Or: immediately slice in half, dig out the soft, steaming insides with your fingers, and eat it immediately.