Makes 2 Loaves
6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 envelopes FLEISCHMANN’S RapidRise Yeast
2-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup water
1/3 cup butter or margarine, cut into pieces
In large bowl, combine 3 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, salt, and baking soda. Heat buttermilk, water, and butter until very warm (120° to 130°F); butter does not need to melt. (Mixture will appear curdled.) Stir into flour mixture. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover; let rest on floured surface 10 minutes.
Divide dough in half. Roll each half to 12 x 7-inch rectangle. Beginning at short end of each, roll up tightly as for jelly roll. Pinch seams and ends to seal. Place, seam sides down, in 2 greased 8-1/2 x 4-1/2-inch loaf pans. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 to 45 minutes.
Bake at 375°F for 30 to 35 minutes or until done. Remove from pans; let cool on wire racks.
Serving Size: one slice (1/24 of recipe)
Calories: 154; Total Fat: 3 g; Saturated Fat: 2 g;
Cholesterol: 7 mg; Sodium: 293 mg; Carbohydrates: 27 g;
Dietary Fiber: 1 g; Protein: 4 g