Traditional White Bread



 Ingredient -- Preparation Method










1 1/4


 warm water -- 110F




3 1/2


 bread flour -- or all purpose



 unsalted butter -- softened

In a large bowl add yeast to warm water and let proof around 5 minutes.

Add butter, salt, and 2 cups of the flour. Mix well.

Add flour 1/2 cup at a time mixing well until dough has pulled together.

Turn out onto floured board and knead for about 8 minutes until smooth and elastic. You can also use a stand mixer and a dough hook to knead.

Lightly oil a bowl and place dough in bowl turning to oil both sides. Cover and let rest until doubled in volume around 1 hour.

Punch down dough and shape into a loaf and place in a greased 9x5 loaf pan. Cover and let rise again until doubled.

Heat oven to 375F.

Bake 35-45 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from pan and let cool on rack.

Makes 10 servings

Per Serving:
229 Calories; 5g Fat (21.5% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 39g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 12mg Cholesterol; 110mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 1/2 Grain (Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

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