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Beginners White Bread
Submitted by:  FLEISCHMANN'S



" If you are like me, you want fresh smelling bread baking in the oven, but not a clue how to do it correctly.  Here is a perfect "beginners" recipe for you begin your baking career!  Bon Appetit! "
5 1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons sugar 

2 envelopes FLEISCHMANN S RapidRise Yeast 

2 teaspoons salt 

1 1/2 cups water 

1/2 cup milk 

2 tablespoons butter or margarine


In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and  salt. Heat water, milk, and butter until very warm (120 to 130oF); stir  into dry ingredients. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add 1 cup flour; beat at high speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.


Divide dough in half; roll each half to 12 x 7-inch rectangle. Beginning  at short end of each rectangle, roll up tightly as for jelly roll. Pinch seams and ends to seal. Place, seam sides down, in greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pans. Cover; let rise in warm, draft free place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.


Bake at 400oF for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Remove from pans; cool on wire rack. 


To Make Whole Wheat Bread: Substitute 2 cups whole wheat flour for part of all-purpose flour.

Makes 6 servings