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Classic Cuisinart White Bread - 1 1/2 lb. Loaf

Spoil your family with homemade bread."

Ingredients

2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup warm water
3 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
2 1/4 tablespoons unsalted butter, in 1-inch pieces
1 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
3/4 cup cold water
cooking spray


Instructions

In the bowl of the Cuisinart Hand Stand Mixer, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water. Stir and let rest for 5 minutes. Mixture will foam and bubble- this means the yeast is active and alive.
Place flour and salt in a separate mixing bowl and reserve. Add the water and 1/2 cup flour to the yeast mixture. Fitted with the flat beaters mix on speed 1 until smooth, about 30 to 40 seconds. Continue adding the remaining flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing completely, about 30 to 40 seconds, until no flour is visible after each addition. The dough at first will be a batter, and slowly as the flour is added it will become a dough. After all the flour mixture has been incorporated, and the dough has become a complete ball that cleans the sides of the mixing bowl, switch to the dough hooks. Mix on speed 3, for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, to knead. Lightly dust the dough with flour and place in a resealable food storage bag. Squeeze out the air and seal. Allow to sit in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with vegetable oil cooking spray. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and punch down. Roll into a 8x4-inch rectangle. Beginning with a short end, roll up the dough jelly roll fashion. Pinch the seam and ends tightly to seal. Place in greased loaf pans and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise until dough is just above the tops of the pans, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400°F 15 minutes before baking.
Bake until tops are browned and loaf sounds hollow when tapped, about 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on wire rack.

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Servings

Makes one loaf (about 1½ pounds, 10 servings)

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

Calories 139 (19% from fat) • carb. 25g • pro. 3g • fat 3g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 8mg • sod. 243mg • calc. 6mg • fiber 1g