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    Basic Bread

    Source of Recipe

    Texas Cook

    Recipe Introduction

    A terrific tried and true basic bread for beginner or novice

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    List of Ingredients

    6 cups flour
    2 tablespoons sugar
    1 tablespoon salt
    2 1/4 cups water
    1/4 cup butter or margarine
    2 packages yeast


    Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in big bowl. Heat water and butter until very warm(120-130*) (Barbara states "simply run hot water out of faucet, add melted butter, works every time, dont have thermometer!") Add to dry ingredients, stirring well. Gradually stir in remaining 4 cups of flour to make soft dough.

    Knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes. Cover and let rest on a lightly floured surface ( I just leave it in its bowl) Divide dough into two, roll each half out to 12 x 8 inch rectangle. Beginning with short sides, roll up tightly as a jelly roll. Pinch seams and ends to seal. Place
    loaves, seams down, in a greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place until
    dough doubles in size(about an hour) Bake at 375* for 30-35 minutes or until done. Remove from pans and let cool on wire rack.




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