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bread in a bag

I’ve been wanting to try this for about a week now.  I saw the recipe here, and thought it would be perfect for my kids to help me with in the afternoon.

3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 (.25 ounce) package rapid rise yeast , or 1 TBLS
1 cup warm water
3 tablespoons non-fat dry milk
3 tablespoons oil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

In a large resealable freezer bag, combine 1 cup of flour, sugar, yeast and warm water. Squeeze most of the air out of the bag, and seal. Squish with your hands until the well blended. Set aside to rest for 10 minutes at room temperature, or until bubbles appear.

In a separate bowl, stir together 1 cup of flour, dry milk, oil and salt. Pour into the resealable bag and squeeze out most of the air. Seal, and squish until well blended. Add the last cup of flour to the bag, and continue mixing in the same manner until well blended.

Remove the dough from the bag, and place on a floured surface. Knead for 5 to 8 minutes. Form into a small loaf, and place in a greased 8×4 inch loaf pan. Cover with a towel, and allow to rise for about 30 minutes, or until your finger leaves an impression when you poke the top of the loaf gently.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bake the bread for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.



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2 cups lukewarm water

1/2 cup sugar

1 Tbsp salt

2 pkg yeast

6 1/2 cups flour, divided

2 eggs

1/3 cup shortening or butter

*Place water, sugar, salt, yeast, and 2 cups flour in a bowl.  Beat 2 minutes.  Add eggs and butter, beat 1 minute.  Gradually add 4 1/2 cups flour, stir until firm.  Allow dough to sit at least 20 minutes for easy handling.

*Roll out dough and spread with melted butter.  Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.  Roll-up and slice vertically.  Place on greased pan and let rise until almost double in size.  (Or you can just put in a turned-off oven, covered, overnight)

*Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes.


(from Meg’s kitchen)

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Banana Bread

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter

2 eggs

3 Tbsp sour milk

4 overly ripe, mashed bananas

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

~Mix sugar and butter.  Add eggs, mix.  Add milk and bananas, mix.  Add flour and baking soda, mix.

~Pour into foil-lined loaf pan

~Bake @ 350 for 1 hour.  Check after 45 minutes… you may need to cover top with foil to prevent burning.

(from Grandma’s kitchen)

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