51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1

A big loaf of this simple white bread will satisfy the most hungry farmer. City folks will love it too!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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 4 cups of flour and salt. Cut in the butter and stir in the yeast mixture. Beat in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Butter a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet.

  • Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Form the dough into a large oval loaf. Place onto the prepared pan. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes. When the loaf is risen, cut a 1/2 inch deep cross onto the top of it. Brush the top with water before baking.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until bottom of loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Let cool on a wire rack before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

295 calories; 5.8 g total fat; 14 mg cholesterol; 232 mg sodium. 52.1 g carbohydrates; 7.5 g protein; Full Nutrition


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51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1