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American White Bread

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  Dry yeast/2 cakes compressed yeast 1⁄2 Ounce (2 Packages)
  Lukewarm water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour/Bread flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Soft butter 4 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Glaze 1 Tablespoon
  Egg 1 , lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon milk
  Milk 1 Tablespoon (For Beating The Egg)

Sprinkle the yeast into a half cup of the lukewarm (110° to 115°) milk.
Add 1 teaspoon of the sugar and stir until thoroughly dissolved.
Place the mixture in a warm, draft-free place - such as an unlighted oven - for 5 to 8 minutes, or until the yeast has begun to bubble and almost doubled in volume.
Then pour it into a large mixing bowl, add the remaining 1/2 cup of milk and stir until the yeast is dissolved.
With a large spoon, slowly beat into the mixture 1 cup of the flour and continue to beat vigorously until smooth.
Still beating, add the butter, remaining sugar, salt and 2 more cups of flour.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead it by folding it end to end, then pressing it down, pushing it forward and folding it back for at least 10 minutes, sprinkling the dough every few minutes with small handfuls of as much of the remaining flour as you need to prevent the dough from sticking to the board.
When the dough is smooth and elastic, place it in a large, lightly buttered bowl.
Dust it with a sprinkling of flour and cover the bowl loosely with a kitchen towel.
Let the dough rise in a warm, draft-free place for 45 minutes to an hour, or until the dough doubles its bulk and springs back slowly when gently poked with a finger.
Then punch the dough down again with one blow of your fist to reduce it to its original volume.
Let it rise 30 to 40 minutes until it again doubles in bulk.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2497 Calories from Fat 523

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 60 g91.8%

Saturated Fat 33.5 g167.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 342 mg114%

Sodium 5928.3 mg247%

Total Carbohydrates 420 g140.1%

Dietary Fiber 16.5 g65.9%

Sugars 34.6 g

Protein 64 g128.7%

Vitamin A 35.2% Vitamin C 0.07%

Calcium 15.3% Iron 147.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

American White Bread Recipe