America's Favorite Batter Bread
Make this quick and easy white bread with no kneading! Expect a more open texture and a top crust that has a rougher appearance than kneaded breads. As with all batter breads, it is best when fresh-baked.
Yield: 2 loaves
- 3 cups water (120°-130°F)
- 2 TBSP vegetable oil or shortening
- 6½ cups bread flour
- 1 TBSP salt
- 3 TBSP sugar
- 4½ tsp (2 packets) Red Star Active Dry Yeast
- Butter as desired
- This recipe is featured at My Kitchen Addiction.
Traditional Baking Method
- In large mixer bowl, combine 3½ cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt; mix well. Add water and shortening or oil to flour mixture. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, gradually stir in remaining flour to make a stiff batter. Cover; let rise in warm place until double, about 30 minutes.
- Stir down batter with a spoon. Divide dough evenly between 2 greased bread pans, 8 x 5-inch. (See Baker's note for other pan options.) Cover; let rise in warm place until batter reaches tops of pans, 20 to 30 minutes. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pans immediately; place on rack. Brush with butter; cool before cutting.
- You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) yeast for Active Dry Yeast. Traditional methods- replace 1:1. Expect your dough to rise faster; always let your dough rise until ‘ripe’. Bread Machines- use ½ tsp Instant yeast (or ¾ tsp Active Dry yeast) per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information.
Cake pans, casserole dishes, pie plates, coffee cans, muffin tins, or other oven-proof dishes may be used. Fill containers half-full to allow space for rising.