Bread, quickly.

Sasha’s Homemade Bread for the Time-Deprived
You can make this from start to finish in less than 90 minutes, and that includes rising time. Your house will smell divine and your friends and family will be enormously impressed.
2 packages active dry yeast
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons honey
2 cups warm skim milk
4 1/2 cups white flour
herbs or spices if you’d like (dill, rosemary, black pepper, etc.)
1. Mix the first four ingredients in a large bowl and stir well. If you’re adding herbs, toss those in now too.
2. Take the first cup of flour, pour it into the bowl, and stir it up for about three minutes with a heavy-duty spoon or spatula. (Wooden spoons are not built for this kind of hard labor.)
3.Repeat, with another cup of flour. Stretch out your shoulders, because they are gonna be hurtin’ by now. Repeat again.
4. The last 1 and a half cups of flour should be added a 1/2 cup at a time. When the batter gets too heavy to stir, knead it with your hands. The final dough should form sheets when you pull at it.
5. Grease 2 eight and a half-inch loaf pans, also known as 1 pound pans. If you use 9 inch pans, your bread will come out flat and under-risen and pathetic-looking.
6. Divide the dough among the two pans, cover them with a dry dishtowel (clean, please!), and place them in your COLD, UN-PREHEATED oven for 20 minutes.
7. Remove the dishtowel and turn the oven to 250. Bake for 10 minutes.
8. Turn the oven up to 375 and bake for an additional 40 minutes, or until the loaves test done (they should make a hollow sound when you tap the bottom).


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