Creating Grandma’s Country White Air Fryer Bread is a nostalgic and delicious endeavor. Here’s a recipe to make this classic bread in an air fryer:
Grandma’s Country White Air Fryer Bread
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups warm water (110°F/43°C)
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (1 packet)
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- Activate the Yeast:
- In a small bowl, combine the warm water, granulated sugar, and active dry yeast. Stir gently and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes foamy. This indicates that the yeast is activated.
- Combine Dry Ingredients:
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt.
- Mix the Dough:
- Pour the activated yeast mixture into the flour mixture and add the melted butter.
- Stir until the dough comes together. You may need to use your hands to knead the dough for a few minutes until it’s smooth and elastic. If the dough is too sticky, you can add a little more flour, a tablespoon at a time.
- Let the Dough Rise:
- Place the dough back in the mixing bowl and cover it with a clean kitchen towel. Allow it to rise in a warm, draft-free place for about 1-2 hours, or until it has doubled in size.
- Preheat the Air Fryer:
- Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) for about 5 minutes.
- Shape the Dough:
- Once the dough has risen, punch it down to release any air bubbles. Divide it into two equal portions.
- Air Fry the Bread:
- Lightly grease the air fryer basket or tray. Place one portion of the dough in the basket, shaping it into a round or oval loaf.
- Air fry at 375°F (190°C) for 15-20 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom. You may need to cook it in batches if your air fryer is small.
- Repeat with the second portion of the dough.
- Cool and Serve:
- Let the air-fried bread loaves cool on a wire rack. Once cooled, slice and enjoy your Grandma’s Country White Air Fryer Bread with your favorite spreads or dishes.
This homemade air-fried bread will bring back warm memories and fill your kitchen with the comforting aroma of freshly baked bread.