Let’s talk about homemade bread for a second. Is it sometimes a pain? Yes. But, is it worth it? Oh, it is soooo worth it. And this recipe is the best! The need for dairy free bread came about and so rather than search out dairy free recipes, I came up with my own. And it is so good! Our family will go through 6 loaves a week, more if I felt up to making that much! So, for your tastebuds delight, here is this delicious recipe!
This recipe would be excellent when used for our Chicken Cordon Bleu Bundles found here
The Best Dairy Free Bread
A bread recipe that tastes so good you won't even notice that it has no dairy! Use it for sandwiches, toast, warmed with butter and honey, so many possibilities. No need to look further, this recipe is simply the best!
Start by adding warm water to a large cup (I use a quart size mason jar). Sprinkle 1/2 Tbsp of sugar and yeast in and stir. Let proof while beginning your bread mix.
For Bread start by melting shortening in a large microwave safe cup or bowl. Add coconut milk and warm together. You want it warm, but not too warm because you don't want to end up with scrambled eggs with the next step. Once all of these are mixed, add your yeast mixture, and mix well.
Add this mixture to you mixing bowl, and gently mix in sugar and eggs.
Next add the bread flour and mix on medium-high speed for 3-5 minutes. Then, slowly add your 3 cups of AP flour. Mix until you have a ball of dough that is just slightly sticky. Dump onto counter and kneed with a bit more flour, until dough is not sticky. Place in bowl, cover and allow to rise 30-45 minutes, or until doubled in size.
Once risen, punch it down, divide into thirds, form into loafs and place in greased loaf pans. Bake for 18-21 minutes at 350 degrees. Will be golden brown on top.
Try it out, let me know what you think in the comments below!
Have a beautiful day!