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COUNTRY WHITE BREAD
This is an easy bread recipe and can be made ahead. Just be sure to serve it warm.
Yields 2 loaves.
2 packages Active Dry yeast (1/4 oz.each)
2 cups Warm Water (110-115 degrees)
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tablespoon Salt
2 Eggs -- beaten
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
6 1/2 to 7 cups All-purpose flour
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water; add sugar, salt, eggs, oil and 3 cups of the flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn dough out onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease to top; cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Grease two 9x5x3 loaf pans. Punch down dough; divide in half and shape into loaves.. Place into loaf pans; cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375 degrees; bake loaves 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to cool on wire rack.

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