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Ingredients

1 tablespoon dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1-3/4 cup milk
6-1/2 to 7 cups bread flour

Instructions

Put yeast in 1 cup measuring cup with 1/4 cup warm water and stir together. Sprinkle a pinch of sugar on top and let proof in cup. Beat eggs in mixer bowl. Add sugar, salt, oil, milk and yeast mixture and beat together. Add 1 cup of flour at a time and beat until a soft dough is formed that does not cling to sides of mixer bowl. Knead with dough hook for five minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease top, cover and let rise until doubled. Punch dough down, divide into two equal parts and shape into loaves. Place in two greased and floured 9x5-inch loaf pans, cover and let rise until doubled. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven, rub tops with butter, and let stand in pans for 10 minutes. Remove bread and cool on wire rack. Makes two loaves

Marion Elizabeth Erickson
Rock Island



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