This recipe makes one loaf.
• 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.
• 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.