Beginner’s (Top-Choice) White Bread
Arguably Fleischmann’s Yeast’s Best
Recipe for a Loaf of Bread
A Short List of Ingredients which Marry in Perfect Harmony
Excellent Introductory Recipe for New or Young Bakers
Makes 2 Loaves
5-1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 envelopes FLEISCHMANN’S RapidRise Yeast
2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 cups water
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
In large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt. Heat water, milk, and butter until very warm (120° to 130°F); stir into flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in 1 cup flour; beat at high speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
Divide dough in half. Roll each half to 12 x 7-inch rectangle. Beginning at short end of each rectangle, roll up tightly as for jelly roll. Pinch seams and ends to seal. Place, seam sides down, in greased 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 inch loaf pans. Cover; let rise in warm, draft free place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
Bake at 400°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Remove from pans; cool on wire rack.
To Make Whole Wheat Bread: Substitute 2 cups whole wheat flour for part of all-purpose flour.
Serving Size: one slice (1/24 of recipe)
Calories: 130; Total Fat: 1.5 g; Saturated Fat: 0.5 g;
Cholesterol: 5 mg; Sodium: 210 mg; Carbohydrates: 25 g; Dietary Fiber: < 1 g; Protein: 3 g