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Basic Bread

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  Cake yeast/2 envelopes dry yeast 1
  Lukewarm water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Skim milk 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Sifted flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon (Acceptable)
  Vegetable oil spray 1 Tablespoon

Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water in a large mixing bowl.
Set aside.
In a bowl, mix together sugar and milk.
Stir into dissolved yeast.
Add salt and 3 cups of flour.
Beat until smooth.
Add oil.
Gradually mix in remaining flour until dough is stiff enough to handle.
Knead dough until it is smooth and elastic.
Lightly spray a bowl with vegetable oil spray.
Add kneaded dough and turn to coat all sides with oil.
Cover with a clean cloth and let rise in a warm place (about 85° F) until doubled in bulk.
Divide dough into two equal parts.
Lightly spray two 10-x-5-inch loaf pans with vegetable oil.
Shape dough into loaves and place in prepared pans.
Cover and let rise again until doubled in bulk.
Preheat oven to 425° F.
Bake loaves 15 minutes.
Reduce heat to 375° F and continue baking 30 minutes longer.
Remove bread from pans and place on wire racks to cool.
HERB BREAD Mix the following herbs into dough just before kneading: 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon thyme, 1/2 teaspoon rosemary and 2 teaspoons caraway seeds.
Proceed as directed.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Side Dish

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Basic Bread Recipe