Bread is my weakness and chocolate, and salty chips, and nachos…okay, so I have several weaknesses, but there’s nothing like a homemade loaf of bread.
1/2 c. lukewarm milk
1/2 c. lukewarm water
1 pack active dry yeast
1/3 c. sugar
1/2 c. plus 2 tbls butter
1 tsp. salt
3 large eggs
3 1/2 – 4 c. all-purpose flour
This is a great cookbook.
I got it right off the cookbook shelf in my aunt’s kitchen. Thank you aunt Pat! It has several recipes that I just love including Sally Lunn Bread.
I can’t believe I just said that! I’m all for a bargin, but not when it comes to flour…I’ve learned my lesson.
I’m condensing the directions just slightly. In a small bowl, pour milk & water; add yeast & 1 tsp. sugar. Let stand for 10min. or till foamy.
I LOVE the smell ofyeast rising! It makes me feel all warm & fuzzy inside.
In large bowl, beat butter and sugar till light and fluffly. (This takes a little while. Don’t skimp on beating. Now’s the time to get out your frustration…beat, Beat, BEAT!) Add one egg at a time and beat. (Trust me, it’s cheaper than therapy.) Add salt.
TIP: Get a Kitchen Aid mixer! I don’t have one, but sure wish I did, especially when making bread. Add flour and yeast mixture alternately. Using a wooden spoon, beat (yes, by hand) until the dough is smooth and elastic.
Set dough in buttered bowl and let rise for an hour in a warm spot. I warm the oven, turn it off, and then put the dough inside to rise. It should double in size.
Beat dough down with wooden spoon and stir for 2 minutes. Transfer into a buttered bundt pan, recover and let rise for another hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Baste top of loaf with butter. Bake for 40 minutes.
Doesn’t that look yummy already?
My daughter came in and just stood smelling the dough. She’s like me, loves a good loaf of bread.
Okay, here’s the baked product.
See how high it rose? Isn’t that fabulous? Nice and light and sweet. This is definitely a sweet bread. Spread a little butter and it’s heaven. Great for breakfast the next day too!