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Thursday, February 25

no-knead bread...

This recipe has become one of my all-time favorites. It's an easy, fuss-free way to have homemade bread in almost no time at all. The kids had a scheduled late start at school this morning, so I baked a loaf for breakfast. We all agree there's nothing like bread, warm from the oven, drizzled with butter and honey. Mmmm...

4-1/2 c. all-purpose flour, divided
1/4 c. sugar
1 T. salt
2, 1/4-oz. pkgs. dry yeast
1 c. water
1 c. milk
1/4 c. oil
1 egg, beaten

Sift together 2 cups flour, sugar, salt and yeast; set aside. Combine water, milk and oil in a saucepan over medium heat until mixture is 120 to 130 degrees. Using a heavy-duty mixer, combine flour mixture with warm water mixture; add egg. Blend on medium speed 3 minutes, then stir in remaining flour. Cover and let rise 50 minutes, or until double in size. Stir down; dough will be sticky. Spoon into a greased 9"x6" loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.


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Margaret said...

Mmmm..I'll have to give it a try. And another school delay? Wow, it must be getting close to a record.

Who's J.E. Dickerson? said...

If I were alone in the house with that loaf of bread, I'd eat the entire thing. Nuthin' better!

Angela said...

This bread looks SO delicious...oh my!!

Cheryl Carey Bass said...

Mmmmmmmm. That looks so delish! I'm abstaining from breads right not, as they are my absolute weakness. Way to tempt me! Thanks A LOT! :) Love your cute red loaf pan, too.

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