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easy bread

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Debbie Jobe
Amarillo, TX

I found this recipe in an old Better Homes & Garden Recipe Book about 25 yrs ago. It has never failed me. You can make loaves or rolls. Enjoy!

(2 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For easy bread

  • 2 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 3/4 c
    warm water (about 110 degrees)
  • 2 c
    lukewarm milk, scalded and cooled
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 7 - 8 c
  • margarine, softened

How To Make easy bread

  • 1
    Dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl.
  • 2
    Stir in milk, sugar, shortening, salt, and 4 cups of flour. Beat with electric mixer til smooth. Mix in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.
  • 3
    Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth & elastic, about 10 minutes.
  • 4
    Place in greased bowl. Turn greased side up and place in warm area until double in size. Test dough by pushing 2 fingers into the dough about 1 inch. Dough is ready when finger marks stay.
  • 5
    Divide in half and roll dough into a rectangle about 8 x 12 inches. Beginning on long side, roll dough snugly into a roll. Pinch edge of dough to seal and fold ends under. Place loaves seam side down in greased loaf pans and let rise til double.
  • 6
    Preheat oven to 325. Bake until golden brown and sounds hollow when thumped, about 40 minutes.
  • 7
    Remove from pans immediately, brush top with margarine and cool on wire racks.

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