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                          Favorite Homemade Bread
 
 Recipe By     : Family Circle, 10/7/97
 Serving Size  : 36   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Eat-Lf Mailing List
                 Grains                           Hand Made
                 Low Fat                          Want To Try
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      Pkg           Active Dry Yeast
    3 1/4  C             Warm Water
      1/2  C             Sugar
      1/4  C             Vegetable Oil
    4      Tsp           Salt
    7 1/4  C             All-Purpose Flour
    3      C             Whole Wheat Flour
 
 This moist bread is certain to please children and adults alike.
 
 Combine yeast, 1 C of the warm water and the sugar in a large bowl; stir
 until the yeast is dissolved.  Let stand until mixture is foamy, about 10 min.
 
 Stir remaining warm water, the oil and salt into yeast mixture.
 
 Whisk together 7 C of the all-purpose flour and the whole wheat flour in a
 large bowl until combined.
 
 Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.   Add half of the yeast
 liquid to the well; stir into the flour mixture to blend. Stir in the
 remaining yeast liquid until a rough mass is formed.
 
 Turn dough out on floured surface; this is a very soft dough.  Knead until
 smooth and elastic, about 5 min, adding as much of the remaining 1/4C
 all-purpose flour as needed to prevent sticking.
 
 Place dough in lightly oiled bowl; turn dough in bowl so all sides are
 coated.  Cover bowl with towel or lightly greased waxed paper.  Let rise in
 a warm place, away from drafts, for 45 - 50 min or until dough doubles in
 volume.
 
 Grease three 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pans.
 
 Punch dough down.  Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface.
 Knead lightly.  Divide into thirds.  Place one portion in each of the
 prepared pans.  Cover with a damp towel or lightly greased waxed paper. Let
 rise in warm place, away from drafts, until doubled in volume, for 30 - 45
 min.
 
 To bake, heat oven to 400F.  Bake bread for 25 min or until hollow sounding
 when lightly tapped.  Turn loaves out onto wire racks and let cool completely.
 
 Makes: 3 loaves (12 slices per loaf)
 Prep Time: 20 min
 Rise: 1 hr 15 min to 1 hr 45 min
 Bake: at 400F for 25 min.
 
 
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