• Baking Time 30 minutes
  • Preparation Time 20 minutes plus 2 hours, 10 minutes rising time, Total Time: 3 Hours
  • Makes 2 loaves
  • Freezing Excellent

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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water, warm
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp/11 mL)
  • 1 cup milk, warm
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup water, warm
  • 5 1/2 cups Robin Hood® Best For Bread Homestyle White Flour

Serving Size: 2 loaves

Directions

Serving Size: 2 loaves

  • Dissolve 1 teaspoon (5 mL) sugar in 1/2 cup (125 mL) warm water in large mixing bowl. Sprinkle in yeast. Let stand 10 minutes, then stir well.
  • Combine milk, butter, 2 tablespoons (30 mL) sugar, salt and 1/2 cup (125 mL) warm water. Add milk mixture and 2 cups (500 mL) flour to dissolved yeast mixture. Beat with wooden spoon or electric mixer until smooth and elastic.
  • Stir in 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) of remaining flour gradually. If necessary, add more flour to make a soft dough which leaves sides of bowl. Turn out on floured board. Round up into a ball.
  • Knead dough, adding more flour as necessary, until dough is smooth, elastic and no longer sticky (about 10 minutes).
  • Place in lightly greased bowl. Turn dough to greased top. Cover with parchment paper and tea towel.
  • Let rise in warm place (75°-85°F/24°-29°C) until doubled (45 to 60 minutes).
  • Punch Down. Turn out onto lightly floured board and divide into 2 equal portions. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Shape each portion into a loaf. Place seam side down in 2 greased 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" (1.5 L) loaf pans. Cover with tea towel.
  • Let Rise in warm place until dough rises 1 1/2" (3 cm) above top of pan in centre and corners are filled (45 to 60 minutes).
  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Bake on lower oven rack of preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from pans immediately. Brush top crust with butter if a soft crust is desired. Cool on wire racks.

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