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Serves/Makes:2 loaves

  • 1/4 c warm water
  • 2 T (dry/granulated) yeast
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 c hot water
  • 3 T butter or margarine
  • 1 c cold water
  • 6 c (approximately) flour
  • Dissolve yeast in warm water (105 degrees) and let sit for 10 minutes to proof.
  • Put sugar and salt in mixing bowl.
  • Add the hot water with butter or margarine melted in it to sugar & salt mixture and mix well.
  • Pour in cold water and mix.
  • Add flour 1 cup (225 ml) at a time, mixing after each addition.
  • Knead for 4-5 minutes with dough hook on mixer OR 15 minutes by hand.
  • Turn into an oiled bowl.
  • Turn dough over in bowl so top of dough is covered with oil.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in warm place until doubled in size.
  • Punch down and remove from bowl.
  • Divide into two pieces.
  • Form into loaves and place in loaf pans that have been sprayed with PAM (cooking spray).
  • Spray tops of loaves with PAM and cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size.
  • Remove plastic wrap and bake at 350 degrees (175 C.) in center of oven for 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and pans and cool on wire racks.
  • Can be frozen.
I've been making this bread for the past 38 years--since I was 14 years old. For a variation: substitute one cup of the white flour with one cup of whole wheat flour.

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