It is a dense bread that is wonderful as toast, French toast, or for sandwiches.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
1 hr 20 mins
total:
2 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
2 - 9x5 inch loaves
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Add the butter, salt and sugar and stir until melted; let cool until lukewarm. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

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  • In a large bowl, combine milk mixture with the yeast mixture. Mix in the egg and 3 cups of flour. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

  • Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into two equal pieces and form into loaves. Place the loaves into two lightly greased 9x5 inch loaf pans. Cover the loaves with a damp cloth and let rise until dough reaches the pan tops, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until bottom of the loaves sound hollow when tapped. Place on wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

247 calories; protein 6.6g 13% DV; carbohydrates 40.1g 13% DV; fat 6.4g 10% DV; cholesterol 26.1mg 9% DV; sodium 146.3mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2006
This is an excellent bread Makes good toast the 2nd time Imade it added three tsp sugar instead of two and one and a half tsp salt instead of one Makes a big difference in taste Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/19/2010
I made this in the bread machine and it did NOT turn out to my satisfaction. Way too dense with a texture like cardboard. Maybe my pitfall was in trying to make it in a bread machine but I won't be using this recipe again. Read More
(6)
74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2006
This is an excellent bread Makes good toast the 2nd time Imade it added three tsp sugar instead of two and one and a half tsp salt instead of one Makes a big difference in taste Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2003
i made this bread this morning, and found it to be possibly the best loaf of bread i have ever made. this is a superior loaf of white bread,. i have been making bread for forty years, and this one is tops. Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2003
This was the first loaf of bread I've ever attempted to make. It was quite easy to do. The bread was dense which is what I was going after for French toast. Cakey. On it's own, it's a bit bland. Otherwise, very nice loaf. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2003
WONDERFUL tasting bread and toast... Great texture. I used 1 TBS brown sugar and 1TBS white sugar. I used my KitchenAid stand mixer and needed an additional 1/2 C or so of flour to get the proper texture. Thanks for this great bread recipe!!! Paul Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2003
I found this to be a delicious hearty bread. My husband loved it. It makes super sandwiches slices very well and has no yeasty taste whatsoever. Toasting this bread brings it to life! Try it with breakfast with sandwiches or as a bread with dinner - it's perfect anytime. Highly recommended. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2003
Great! Per another I used 1 tbls wht sugar and 1 tbls brown sugar. I also added a tsp of cinnamon. Wonderful bread esspecially with honey! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2009
I'm thinking that this is one of the best loaves of bread I've ever made. The texture is awesome...nice and light and fluffy. However I do agree that it needs added salt and sugar. I will add more of those next time and report back:) Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2003
This is a very simple white bread. It made wonderful bread pudding and french toast but on it's own the flavor was a little bland for us. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2011
I do not bake bread usually. Maybe I have baked bread 5 or 6 times in my life with varing results. I have been cooking for almost 60 years. I liked the looks of this recipe and, so, I baked this bread today. I only used 6 cups of flour (bread flour) because I felt it came together at 6 cups (I do not think I could have put in 7 cups) and used salted butter omitting the salt. It needs some salt. I am so pleased with this bread. It came out of the oven just perfect and the crumb is beautiful. It is a dense, toasting kind of bread and I will be making it again very soon. Next time I will use the dough hook on my mixer...much easier I would guess. Read More
(8)
Rating: 2 stars
02/19/2010
I made this in the bread machine and it did NOT turn out to my satisfaction. Way too dense with a texture like cardboard. Maybe my pitfall was in trying to make it in a bread machine but I won't be using this recipe again. Read More
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