This is a great Recipe for easy wheat bread by my mother-in-law Jackie that I adapted to make it on your KitchenAid mixer.
– 3 1/2 cups of wheat flour
– 2 packages of dry yeast (active)
– 1/2 cup of sugar
– 1 tbsp of salt
– 3 tbsp of shortening
– 2 cups of milk
– 2 eggs
– 3 1/4 cups (or more if needed) of flour
HOW TO MAKE IT:
Pour warm milk into your KitchenAid Mixer bowl (around 115F) and add the dry yeast sprinkling around 1 tbsp of sugar (from the 1/2 cup of sugar) over the yeast and let it sit there for about 5 minutes till it foams.
Now its time to add the rest of the sugar and salt and start your mixer on speed 2 with the hook attached to it and lets start mixing it till its all combined.
Add the shortening and mix it well adding then the wheat flour.
Start adding the eggs 1 at a time and finally add the flour and let the kitchenAid Mixer work your dough for you till its nice and smooth and dough does not stick between your thumb and index finger (add more flour of needed).
On a clean bowl spray a little cooking spray and pour the dough there covering it with a towel and let it rise for about 1 1/2 hour or till it doubled size. If its cold at your house you can warm up your oven to a minimum temperature for about 10 minutes and turn it off, put the covered dough inside the oven and let it sit there.
After dough has doubled size punch down the dough in the middle and let it rest for another 10 minutes. Shape it the way you like it, little buns, big buns and place it on a greased baking sheet, cover it and let it rise for another hour.
Bake it at 375F for around 45-50 minutes!
Enjoy it :-)))