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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Farmhouse White Bread

Looking out my kitchen window, watching a baby doe and her mama, licking on a salt block LaMarr nailed to a old post,the day is cold and wet from all the rain we have had this year. The kitchen warm and cozy, the aroma of fresh bread baking,
Crusty farmhouse white bread ,crusty on the outside, warm an soft inside..
Warm honey butter lavished on hot bread
Recipe Farmhouse White Bread
1-pack dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
1- tablespoon sugar
1 2/3- cups warm water (100° to 110°)
2- tablespoons butter or stick margarine, melted
4 3/4- cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 1/2- teaspoons salt
pinch of baking soda
pinch of baking powder
Cooking spray
Preparation Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water in a large bowl
let stand 5 minutes.
Stir in butter.
Spoon flour into dry measuring cup; level with a knife.
Add 4 1/4 cups flour -baking powder, baking soda and salt to yeast mixture;
stir until blended.

Turn dough out onto a floured surface.
Knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes); add enough of remaining flour,
little at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands (dough will feel tacky).
Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray,

turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts,
1 hour or until doubled in size. Punch dough down; let rest 5 minutes.
Place dough, in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.

Preheat oven to 350°. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until loaf is browned

NOTE~Leftover bread ..If there is any left) will be made into Bread pudding

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