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I’m about to share with all of you one of my very favorite and most popular recipes…my Basic White Bread recipe.  My family loves homemade bread and this time of year I’m making at least one loaf of it a week for my family of six.  I’ve tried many recipes over the years but about 6 years ago I found this one and it continues to be my favorite!

Ingredients:

2 tsp rapid rise yeast

3/4 C water

1/2 C milk

2 TBSP canola oil

3 1/2 C flour

2 TBSP sugar

1 tsp salt

Directions:

In a small bowl measure out yeast and set aside to allow to reach room temperature, if not already.

In a medium sized mixing bowl (I use my KitchenAid to knead my dough so use the bowl that came with that.) add all your ingredients starting with water and going down the list in the order I have above ending with salt.  Create a small bowl in dry ingredients, do not reach moist ingredients) and pour in yeast.  Knead for about 10-12 minutes.  Place in greased pan and allow to rise for 1-1 1/2 hours.

Knead again for about 5 minutes shape into bread form and place in greased bread pan and allow to rise for about 2 hrs or until about double in size.  Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes.  Remove from oven and take out of pan.  Butter outside of bread to keep it soft and allow bread to cool then enjoy!

It’s best when it’s still warm!

*We use this dough as our pizza crust and if you add 2 more TBSP of sugar to the recipe it makes a great dough for cinnamon rolls!

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