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Batter White Bread

Batter Bread is a no-knead yeast bread using unbleached all-purpose flour. Hint: All yeast bread doughs rise best at about 85 degrees F. Put in oven with a bowl of hot water on bottom shelf. Inside a gas oven with a pilot light is ideal.
Prep25 Mins
Cook45 Mins
Ready160 Mins
Servings12

Ingredients

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Steps

  1. 1Mix together shortening, sugar, salt, yeast, and 1 1/5 cups flour. Add warm water and beat by hand about 300 strokes, or 3 minutes, with an electric mixer. Add remaining flour, scraping bowl often, and mix all together until smooth.
  2. 2Cover with a clean cloth and let rise until doubled in volume.
  3. 3Stir dough down gently, and spoon into a lightly greased 9x5 inch loaf pan (the batter should be sticky). Pat down with floured hands to help shape. Cover again, and let rise for about 30 minutes.
  4. 4Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  5. 5Bake for about 45 minutes. Place on a cooling rack, and brush top with melted butter.
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