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Quick Homemade Bread

 Quick Homemade Bread
—Virginia Scott, Destin, Florida
48 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons instant potato flakes
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) quick-rise yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour or bread flour
  • Vegetable oil

Directions

  • Heat water and butter to 125°-130°. In a large bowl, combine
  • with remaining ingredients except oil to form a stiff batter. Place
  • in a greased bowl; oil top of dough. Cover and let rise in a warm
  • place until doubled, about 30-45 minutes.
  • Punch dough down. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough until
  • smooth and elastic, about 4-6 minutes. Divide dough into three
  • portions. Shape into loaves and place in greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf
  • pans; oil tops of loaves. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30
  • minutes.
  • Bake at 350° until bread sounds hollow when tapped, about 30-35
  • minutes. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks. Yield: 3 loaves.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 80 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 69 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.