Yield: 24 servings
|1 pack||(1/4 oz.) active dry yeast|
|⅓ cup||Warm water (110-115|
|2¼ cup||(to 2 1/2 cups) flour|
|2 teaspoons||Butter or margarine --|
|Additional melted butter|
Combine yeast, sugar and water in a large mixing bowl. Add 1½ cups of flour, salt, milk and butter. Mix for 3 minutes on medium speed.
Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured board; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes. Punch dough down. Divide in half; shape into two loaves and place in greased 5 ¾ x 3 ⅛ x 2 ¼" pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans; cool on wire racks. Brush tops with melted butter. Note: This recipe looks like it would work beautifully in a bread machine on the dough cycle. You might want to watch it as it mixes to make sure a nice ball is forming and add more flour or liquids as needed. Be sure that melted butter has cooled! You could probably bake it in the bread machine as a single loaf too. Yields: 2 loaves.
Recipe By : Taste of Home