2 loavesPrep Time
2 (.25 ounce) packages: active dry yeast
2 1/2 cups: warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
1/2 cup: nonfat dry milk powder
1/2 cup: vegetable oil
2 tablespoons: white sugar
1 tablespoon: salt
8 1/2 cups: all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon: butter, melted
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Add remaining water, dry milk, oil, sugar, salt, and 3 cups of flour; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 3 minutes, or until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease surface. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Punch the dough down, and divide in half. Shape into loaves. Place in two greased 9 X 5 x 3 inch loaf pans. Grease the tops of the loaves, and cover with a damp cloth. Let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 35 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove bread from pans to cool on wire racks. Brush with melted butter or margarine.
Calories: 221 kcal
Carbohydrates: 36.3 g
Cholesterol: 2 mg
Fat: 5.5 g
Fiber: 1.3 g
Protein: 5.7 g
Sodium: 309 mg