Homemade yeast bread is fun to make and a great way to treat your family to a bit of wholesome goodness.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large mixing bowl combine 2-1/2 cups of the flour and the yeast; set aside. In a medium saucepan heat and stir milk, sugar, butter, and salt just until warm (120 degree F to 130 degree F) and butter almost melts. Add milk mixture to dry mixture. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed for 30 seconds, scraping the sides of the bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.

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  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6 to 8 minutes total). Shape dough into a ball. Place in a lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease surface. Cover; let rise in a warm place until double in size (45 to 60 minutes).

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  • Punch dough down. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough in half. Cover; let rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, lightly grease two 8x4x2-inch loaf pans.

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  • Shape each portion of dough into a loaf by patting or rolling. To shape dough by patting, gently pat and pinch each portion into a loaf shape, tucking edges beneath. To shape dough by rolling, on a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 12x8-inch rectangle. Starting from a short side, roll up into a spiral. Seal with fingertips as you roll.

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  • Place the shaped dough in the prepared loaf pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (30 to 40 minutes).

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  • Bake in a 375 degree F oven about 40 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when you tap the top with your fingers. (If necessary, cover loosely with foil the last 10 minutes of baking to prevent overbrowning.) Immediately remove bread from pans. Cool on wire racks. Makes 2 loaves (32 servings).

Tips

Wrap loaves in freezer wrap or place in airtight freezer containers. Freeze up to 1 month. To serve, thaw overnight. Wrap in foil. Bake in a 375 degree F oven about 10 minutes or until warm.

Nutrition Facts

91 calories; 1 g total fat; 0 g saturated fat; 2 mg cholesterol; 112 mg sodium. 17 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 3 g protein; 10 RE vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 20 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Reviews (2)

63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 13
Rating: Unrated
12/05/2015
trying this out for first time, hope it turns out yummy!
Rating: Unrated
03/21/2016
Must learn if you want to get good footing. As good as my grandma's!