Bake some bread! I found an easy and frugal recipe!

Baking bread does not have to be difficult, PLUS everyone will think you are a culinary rock star!  When I was a kid my mom baked bread, the neighbor taught her.  I have only made bread a few times and I have always wanted to learn better.  Check out the recipe I found here or below.  It is easy, has just a few ingredients, and got great reviews–from ME, also! 

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This is the easiest one-loaf yeast bread you will ever bake.  The Super Easy Bread for Beginners recipe produces a soft crust and a moist center using basic ingredients that can be found in most pantries.

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Prep Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours, 45 minutes

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Ingredients:

3/4 cup warm water
1 package active dry yeast
1 tsp salt
1-1/2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp vegetable shortening
1/2 cup milk
3 cups all-purpose flour, approximately

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Preparation:

  1. In large bowl, add the warm water.  Slowly stir in dry yeast.  Continue to stir until yeast is dissolved.
  2. Add salt, sugar, shortening, and milk to bowl.  Stir.
  3. Mix in the first 2 cups of flour.
  4. If needed, begin adding more flour, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough chases the spoon around the bowl.
  5. You do not need to use up all the flour called for in this recipe, or you may need more flour than called for.  The amounts vary depending on many factors, including weather, which is why most bread recipes only give an approximate amount of flour needed.
  6. Turn dough out onto floured board and knead, adding small spoonfuls of flour as needed, until the dough is soft and smooth, not sticky to the touch.
  7. Put dough in buttered bowl, turn dough over so that the top of dough is greased.  Cover and let rise in warm spot for 1 hour.
  8. Punch down dough. Turn out onto floured board and knead.
  9. Preheat oven at 375° F. 
  10. Form dough into a loaf and set it in the buttered bread pan.  Cover with a clean dish towel and let it rise for about 30 minutes.
  11. Score the dough by cutting three slashes across the top with a sharp knife.  Place in oven and bake for around 45 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Turn out bread from the pan and let the loaf cool on a rack or clean dishtowel.  Let cool at least several minutes before slicing as hot bread will not slice well.

TIPS:
How to Knead Dough
Form a Loaf of Bread


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