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Shortcut Bread Mix

 Shortcut Bread Mix
Versatile is the word for this terrific time-saving mix from Lois Fleming of Monroeville, Pennsylvania. It's the basis for a dough that can be baked into a tender loaf of lightly sweet bread or shaped into 18 delicious dinner rolls. It's also used to make the other two tasty recipes on this page.
80 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • BREAD MIX:
  • 5 pounds King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 7-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR BASIC LOAF:
  • 1 package (1/4 ounces) quick-rise yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine bread mix ingredients with a wire whisk.
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6
  • months. Yield: 20 cups (enough to make about 5 basic loaves or
  • Cinnamon Nut Loaves or 10 Homemade Pizza crusts).
  • To prepare a basic loaf: In a bowl, combine 1 cup bread mix and
  • yeast. Add water, egg and butter; beat until smooth. Stir in 2-1/2
  • to 3 cups additional bread mix to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 4-6 minutes. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Shape into a loaf;
  • place in a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Place a heat-proof bowl

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Shortcut Bread Mix (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • on work surface; fill half full with boiling water. Cover bowl with
  • a baking sheet.
  • Place loaf pan on baking sheets; cover and let rise for 20 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when
  • lightly tapped. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack. Yield: 1
  • loaf.