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Beginners Bread

Reggie Dwork <reggie@jeff-and-reggie.com>
Fri, 05 Oct 2012 08:17:46 -0700
* Exported from MasterCook *

                               Bread, Beginners

Recipe By     :
Serving Size  : 8     Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Bread-Bakers Mailing List       Breads
                  Low Fat

    Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
       3/4           cup  warm water
    1            package  active dry yeast
    1           teaspoon  salt
    1 1/2    tablespoons  sugar
    1         tablespoon  vegetable shortening
       1/2           cup  milk
    3               cups  all-purpose flour -- approx

1. In large bowl, add the warm water. Slowly stir in dry yeast. 
Continue to stir until yeast is dissolved.

2. Add salt, sugar, shortening, and milk to bowl. Stir.

3. Mix in the first 2 cups of flour.

4. If needed, begin adding more flour, one tablespoon at a time, 
until the dough chases the spoon around the bowl.

5. You do not need to use up all the flour called for in this recipe, 
or you may need more flour than called for. The amounts vary 
depending on many factors, including weather, which is why most bread 
recipes only give an approximate amount of flour needed.

6. Turn dough out onto floured board and knead, adding small 
spoonfuls of flour as needed, until the dough is soft and smooth, not 
sticky to the touch.

7. Put dough in buttered bowl, turn dough over so that the top of 
dough is greased. Cover and let rise in warm spot for 1 hour.

8. Punch down dough. Turn out onto floured board and knead.

9. Preheat oven at 375F.

10. Form dough into loaf and set in buttered bread pan. Cover and let 
rise for about 30 minutes.

11. Score dough by cutting three slashes across the top with a sharp 
knife. Put in oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown.

12. Turn out bread and let cool on a rack or clean dishtowel.

    "This is the easiest one-loaf yeast bread you will ever bake."
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 206 Calories; 3g Fat (11.6% 
calories from fat); 6g Protein; 39g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 
2mg Cholesterol; 276mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 2 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 
Lean Meat; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.