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Home-Style Yeast Bread

 Home-Style Yeast Bread
Everyone likes the tender texture and slightly sweet taste of this homemade bread. When I'm in the mood to bake, I usually double the recipe and share loaves with friends. The dough also makes lovely rolls. -Launa Shoemaker, Landrum, South Carolina
32 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 to 7 cups King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, butter,
  • salt, eggs and 4 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough
  • remaining flour to form a firm dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down; turn onto a floured surface. Divide in half. Shape
  • into loaves and place in two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Cover
  • and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from
  • pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 118 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 135 mg sodium,

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Home-Style Yeast Bread (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.