This is such an easy way to make bread!
This is another find from my grandmother’s recipe box. I don’t know whose recipe it was originally, because it was typed. It takes about 1 1/2 hours to mix up and rise, and another 45 minutes to bake, so in less than three hours you can have bread! That is quicker than thawing out a frozen loaf and letting it rise! I feel like such a good little homemaker when I made this, I almost put on a dress, heels and pearls like Donna Reed. Almost.
Easy Yeast Bread
By the way, oleo is an old name for margarine…I used butter.
1 package yeast
2 T. oleo, melted
1 1/4 c. warm water
2 T. sugar
2 t. salt
3 c. all-purpose flour
1 T. oleo, melted
Mix together 2 tablespoons melted oleo, sugar, salt, yeast, and 1 1/4 cups flour. Add warm water and beat 3 minutes with an electric mixer. Add remaining flour, scraping bowl often, and mix all together until smooth.
Cover with a clean dishcloth and let rise until doubled in volume, approximately 1 hour.
Stir dough down gently, and spoon into a lightly greased 9 by 5 inch loaf pan. The batter will be sticky. Pat down with floured hands to help shape. Cover again, and let rise.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees while dough is rising the second time. When dough has doubled, after about 30 minutes, bake for about 45 minutes. Place on a cooling rack, and brush top with 1 tablespoon melted oleo.