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Country Crust Bread

Country Crust Bread

Want the perfect welcoming, good neighbor, or "I care about you" gift? Country Crust Bread is a winner every time.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Rising Time 1 hr 24 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pkgs yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (105-115 degrees)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 6-6 1/2 cups flour

Instructions
 

  • Dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in sugar, salt, eggs, oil, and half of the flour.Beat till smooth. Mix in enough flour to make dough easy to handle but still slightly sticky. Knead until smooth. You have kneaded in enough flour if you can rest your hand on the top and then pull it off without dough clinging to your hand.
  • Place in large, lightly greased bowl, turn to grease the top, and cover bowl with a kitchen towel. Let rise till double in bulk. Shape into two or four loaves and place in either 2 greased 9x5” loaf pans or 4 smaller loaf pans (I use 7 ¾ x 3¾). Let rise till almost double. Preheat your oven.
  • Bakeat 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Remove from pans. Place on cooling rack. Lightlygrease tops with butter and lightly cover with a towel for about ten minutes sothe crust does not dry out.