Easy Bread

Easy Bread Recipe

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Debbie Jobe


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!


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30 Min
40 Min


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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


  • 1Dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl.
  • 2Stir 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.
  • 3Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth & elastic, about 10 minutes.
  • 4Place 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.
  • 5Divide 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.
  • 6Preheat oven to 325. Bake until golden brown and sounds hollow when thumped, about 40 minutes.
  • 7Remove from pans immediately, brush top with margarine and cool on wire racks.

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About Easy Bread

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American

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