INGREDIENTS (FOR THE BREAD):
- 1 cup of warm water (105°-115°F) (40°-46°C)
- 1 packet of active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
- 1 cup of warm milk (105°-115°F) (40°-46°C)
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter
- 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
- 5 1/2 to 6 cups of flour
- 1 egg yolk with 1 teaspoon of water
PREPARATION (FOR THE BREAD):
- Combine 1/2 cup of warm water with the yeast and a pinch of granulated sugar in a small bowl. Stir until dissolving well and let it stand for about 10 minutes.
- In a large bowl, place the remaining water, milk, butter, sugar and salt. Then add the yeast mixture, stir a little and add 2 cups of flour, and mix well.
- Continue stirring (can be with the help of a hand or electric mixer to bring the pieces together). Incorporate the flour well and make a creamy mixture, then go adding by 1/2 cup of flour at a time.
- When the dough doesn’t stick to the bowl anymore, you may start kneading for a couple of minutes.
- Then in another bowl that has been greased with oil or butter, put the dough in there shaped like a ball, and let the mixture stand while covered with a plastic wrap or a dish towel for an hour or until the dough doubles in volume.
- Then, form the individual breads, which could make about 8 units or more, depending on the size you want for your bread. You can make them smaller for hamburgers, and that way they could make up to 12 units.
- Cover the oven tray with parchment paper, and put the breads on top. Let the breads stand in there a little more again.
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Just before placing the bread in the oven, brush each bread with a mixture of egg yolk and some water.
- Bake for about 15-20 minutes.
- Category: bread