Yeast Bread, basic


This recipe makes one loaf.

Yeast mixture:

• 2 ¼ teaspoons dry yeast (1 package)
• 1 teaspoon sugar
• ¼ cup warm water (baby bottle warm)

Dissolve the sugar in the warm water in a small bowl. Sprinkle the yeast on top and stir until it dissolves. Sit in on the counter in a warm spot until it doubles in volume. Takes about ten to fifteen minutes.

Liquid mixture:

• 1 cup boiling water
• 2 tablespoons butter
• 1 or more tablespoons sugar
• 1 teaspoon salt

Boil water in a pan, pour into large bowl. Add sugar, butter and salt. Stir until the butter is melted and cool the mixture to lukewarm.

• 1 egg, beaten
• 3 cups flour

Add the yeast mixture to the liquid mixture. Beat 1 egg in the same small bowl the yeast was in. Add the beaten egg to the liquid mixture in the large bowl. Stir. Add 1 ½ cups of flour, stirring well until the batter is smooth. I use a wire whisk for this. Switch to a wooden spoon and stir in 1 ½ cups of flour. Mix well and make sure all the flour is incorporated. Cover the bowl and sit it in a warm place until the dough is double in bulk.

Uncover and stir down the dough. At this point you can either pour the dough into a well greased loaf pan or knead in more flour and form a loaf the old fashioned way or use the dough for rolls or a coffee cake.

When the dough has risen to the top of the loaf pan bake in a 375 degree oven for 50 minutes or until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped on top. Remove from pan and cool before slicing. This bread toasts well.

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A great grandmother living in the middle of the United States. My interests include art, needlework, reading, history, politics, and cooking.
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