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Quick Homemade Bread

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.

Makes

3 loaves

—Virginia Scott, Destin, Florida

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons instant potato flakes
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) quick-rise yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour or bread flour
  • Vegetable oil

Directions

  1. Heat water and butter to 125°-130°. In a large bowl, combine with remaining ingredients except oil to form a stiff batter. Place in a greased bowl; oil top of dough. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30-45 minutes.
  2. Punch dough down. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough until smooth and elastic, about 4-6 minutes. Divide dough into three portions. Shape into loaves and place in greased 8x4-in. loaf pans; oil tops of loaves. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  3. Bake at 350° until bread sounds hollow when tapped, about 30-35 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 80 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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