Bake in a preheated oven, at 350 degrees, for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and baste the top with the butter. Put the pan back in the oven and continue baking for an additional 15 minutes. Remove the bread from the oven and allow the bread to cool in the pan for 5 minutes on a baking rack. Remove the bread from the pan and continue to cool the loaf on the baking rack
NOTE: Though I have always followed this recipe I am sure you could use less sugar and butter and the bread will still be wonderful.
This bread is delicious warm or cold, however, letting the bread cool somewhat on the rack allows for better slicing. Use a serrated knife.