Streamlined Batter Bread
|Active dry yeast||1⁄4 Ounce (1 package)|
|Warm water||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs) (105� to 115�)|
|All purpose flour||2 2⁄3 Cup (42.67 tbs)|
|Melted butter/Margarine /shortening||2 Tablespoon|
In large mixer bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
Add shortening, sugar, salt and 2 cups of the flour.
Blend 1/2 minute on low speed, scraping bowl constantly.
Beat 2 minutes medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally.
Stir in remaining flour until smooth.
Scrape batter from side of bowl.
Cover; let rise in warm place until double, about 30 minutes.
Stir down batter by beating about 25 strokes.
Spread evenly in greased loaf pan, 9x5x3 inches.
Smooth out top of batter by patting into shape with floured hand.
Cover; let rise until double, about 40 minutes.
Heat oven to 375°.
Bake 45 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
Brush top with melted butter.
Remove loaf from pan; cool on wire rack.