Yeast Bread: White Bread by Becky

posted by Becky 01-30-103 6:54 PM

White Bread

2 c. sweet milk
2 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 1/2 tsp. salt
1 pkg. dry yeast
5 or 6 c. white flour

Place milk on stove to heat until just lukewarm. Put butter in warmed milk to melt. Add sugar and salt. Place yeast in warmed milk making sure that the milk is not cooler than warm when tested on wrist. Let yeast stand in milk without stirring for at least 5 minutes.

When yeast is dissolved, start adding the flour until mixture is stiff enough to turn out on floured board. Knead in just enough flour to make a ball that holds its shape. Let rise in greased bowl away from draft, about 1 1/2 hours.

Turn out on floured board and knead about 5 minutes. Then let rise in warm place for about 1 hour.

Meanwhile, grease 2 loaf pans.

After dough has risen to about double its size, shape into loaves and place in greased pans.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and place pans in oven and let bake about 1/2 hour. Loaves should be brown on top and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom of pan. Turn out on rack and let cool.

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