Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Family Pleaser Light Bread

This is adapted from a recipe I found in a cookbook published in the 1950s. I could not, for the life of me, figure out why this would be "light" bread, given the recipe list. And, jeez, I cut the sugar in half on this recipe and it is still not diet food! But the entire 2 pounds disappeared in one meal, so it must have been a "family pleaser" indeed.


1 cup milk, warmed to about 100 degrees

6 tbsp. yeast
4 cups flour
1/2 cup butter, softened

2 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt

Add the ingredients to the bowl or bread machine pan in the order listed. Mix on the dough or pasta setting on the bread machine, or with a mixer for about 15 minutes. Let the dough sit for about 15 minutes, then split into 2 greased and floured loaf pans. Let rise for 20 to 30 minutes, or until doubled in size, then bake at 350 for 25 to 27 minutes, depending upon the darkness of crust desired. This is somewhat hard to cut when the loaf is hot, but my 8 year old said, "This is really good bread!" Coming from that child, it's high praise indeed.
And, this is my 200th post. I'd never have believed I'd write this much.


Debbie Cook said...

Light in color maybe?? Light in weight as it won't sit on the table for long?
Congrats on 200 posts! Someone pointed out to me that today is my 2-year blogoversary (or however you spell that made-up word!). Two years?? Sheesh.

Marjie said...

Very airy in texture. This is great bread. It makes great sandwiches. My youngest will actually eat it as fast as I'll slice it - always a plus! And congrats on your 2 year blogoversary! Time flies when you're having fun.

Pam said...

Wow! I can see how light it is. I'll have to try this.

Paula said...

Yeah Marjie! Congrats on your 200th post! The bread looks so yummy, and as usual, your slices are perfect! I bet this bread would make great toast, too.

Kevin said...

Nice looking bread!

Annette said...

Can't wait to try this one! Made your Sour Cream cake & even my picky "no cake, no dessert" child, who even says no to ice cream, ate a whole slice with fresh berries!

Congrats on your 200th post! Keep those recipes & stories coming!

Judy said...

My DH calls yeast bread "light bread" so that might be the definition of light in the title. I believe the term light bread was used to separate it from corn bread or biscuits