Breads from Rina's Kitchen
Simple White Bread
Makes 2 loaves
2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
2 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F)
1/2 cup instant nonfat dry milk powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 tablespoon salt
8 1/2 cups - 9 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm
water. Add remaining water, dry milk, oil, sugar, salt,
and 3 cups of flour; beat with an electric mixer on med
speed for 3 mins, or until smooth. Stir in enough remaining
flour to form a soft dough.
2. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until
smooth and elastic, about 6-8 mins. Place in a greased bowl,
turning once to grease surface. Cover the bowl with a damp
cloth. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about
3. Punch the dough down, and divide in half. Shape into loaves.
Place in two greased 9X5x3" loaf pans. Grease the tops of
the loaves, and cover with a damp cloth. Let rise until
doubled, about 1 hour.
4. Bake at 375 degrees F for 35 mins, or until golden brown.
Remove bread from pans to cool on wire racks. Brush with