Fresh Baked Yeast Bread

Joanne Hendriksen

By
@Elizabeth33

I am one of many who agree there's nothing better than the aroma of freshly baked bread.


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Serves:

variable

Prep:

2 Hr

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 pkg
.25 active yeast rapid rise
1-1/2 c
warm water
2 Tbsp
butter, sugar, salt
3 c
all purpose flour

Directions Step-By-Step

1
1. Mix 2 tablespoons melted butter, sugar, salt, yeast, and 1 1/4 cups flour.
2
Add warm water and beat by hand about 300 strokes, or 3 minutes, with an electric mixer. Add remaining flour, scraping bowl often, and mix all together until smooth.

Cover with a clean cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, approximately 1 hour..
3
Stir dough down gently, and spoon into a lightly greased 9 by 5 inch loaf pan (the batter should be sticky). Pat down with floured hands to help shape. Cover again, and let rise.
4
Preheat oven to 375 degrees while dough is rising the second time. When dough has doubled (about 30 minutes) bake for about 45 minutes.
Place on a cooling rack, and brush top with 1 tablespoon melted butter.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free