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Plain Batter Bread

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Ingredients
  Sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Lukewarm water 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Dry yeast 1 Tablespoon
  Soft shortening 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Unsifted all purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Directions

Add 2 teaspoons sugar to water in mixing bowl.
Dissolve yeast in this water, and let stand 10 minutes.
Add shortening, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt and 1 1/2 cups flour.
Beat 2 minutes in electric mixer at medium speed or 300 strokes by hand.
Scrape sides and bottom of bowl frequently.
Add remaining flour, and beat with spoon until smooth, about 1 1/2 minutes.
Scrape batter from sides of bowl frequently.
Cover bowl with cloth, and let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1/2 hour.
Beat down, about 25 strokes.
Spread batter evenly in greased 9" x 5" x 3" loaf pan.
Smooth top by patting into shape with floured hands as batter will be sticky.
Let rise in warm place until edge of batter is within 1/4 inch of top of pan, about 40 minutes.
Bake at 375°F 45 to 50 minutes.
When baked, remove from pan, and brush top with melted butter or margarine.
Makes 1 loaf.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Canadian
Course: 
Breakfast
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Party

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