Easy Homemade Bread

 1/4 cup milk
    5 teaspoons sugar (or 1 1/2 tablespoons)
    1 teaspoons salt
    5 teaspoons butter (or 1 1/2 tablespoons)
    1 package active dry yeast (you can get yeast near the flour at your local grocery store)
    2 1/2 to 3 1/2 cups flour
Nonstick cooking spray ( to keep the bread from sticking to your a baking dish)

 Mix up the yeast according to the directions on the packet.
Melt the butter in the microwave, then add it, the milk, the sugar, and the salt to the yeast liquid and stir it up until everything looks the same .

 Add two cups of flour to the mix

Start stirring, and then add the flour about 1/4 cup at a time every minute or so. It will stick to the spoon at first – don’t worry about it. Keep stirring and adding flour until the dough is still slightly sticky, but it doesn’t stick to your hands in any significant way. By all means, if you wish, pull off those rings and use your hands to mix.

Now, start kneading. Take a bit of flour between your hands and then rub them together over the top of an area on the table where you’re going to knead the dough. Do this a few times until there’s an area on the table lightly covered in flour.
Now grab the dough ball and slap it down on the table, and start beating on it. Do this for ten minutes. Take the dough, punch it flat, then fold it back up into a ball again, and repeat several times.

Shape your dough into a ball. Spray a clean bowl with your nonstick spray, cover and place in a draft free warm place to rise. About an hour. It should end up being doubles in size.

After dough has risen, now give it a couple of whacks, yes whacks. Punch your dough back down to regular size.

Then spray the bread pan down with nonstick cooking spray (or coat it with cornmeal) and put the dough loaf inside of the pan.

Cover that loaf up with the towel, let rise once again, another hour.

Bake for approx. 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. (All ovens vary in temp)

When done, let rest in pan for a few minutes.

Remove from pan and slice off the end piece and slather butter on. Eat warm :)

You will Enjoy!

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