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Easy Homemade Bread – One rise!

This bread recipe is fast and easy – It requires just one rise!

Ingredients

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  • 4 cups hot water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup crisco oil
  • 2 scant Tablespoons salt
  • 3 Tablespoons yeast (I used quick rise but regular will work fine)
  • 10 to 12 cups of white all purpose flour.

Instructions

  1. In a Bosch or Kitchen Aid mixer place the hot water, sugar, oil, salt, and 4 cups of the flour. Mix for one minute.
  2. Add the yeast, and the rest of the flour 1 cup at a time while mixing. You will know you have enough flour when the sides of your mixer get scraped clean.The dough shouldn’t be sticky, but still soft to the touch.
  3. Once you have enough flour, mix for 8 minutes on high.
  4. Let the dough rest in the bowl for 5 minutes. Just cover the top of your bowl with a clean cloth.
  5. Punch down the dough….get rid of all that air and bubbles.
  6. Divide the dough into 4 large loaves or 5 small loaves and place each mound of dough into your sprayed bread pans.
  7. Take each piece and “spank” it to get any extra bubbles out.
  8. Round the dough into a ball and then shape it into an oblong loaf shape, tucking all the tails underneath the dough. Place back into the pans.
  9. Place the pans in your oven at 170 degrees, and let rise for 25 minutes, or until the bread has risen about 1 inch above the edge of the pan.
  10. Turn the oven up to 350 degrees and bake for 25 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown. (Tap the top of the loaves and listen for a hollow sound…it’s done)
  11. **Don’t take the pans out while the oven heats up….just let the bread keep rising while it heats.