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This bread is slightly sweet. It keeps extremely well without becoming stale. It was a staple on the family farm in northern Indiana around 1920.
- Dissolve one package yeast in water.
- Add rest of ingredients and knead, adding additional white flour as needed if the dough becomes too sticky.
- Set in warm place until dough doubles in size.
- Pat down dough, form into loaves in buttered bread pans.
- Allow dough to double in size.
- Bake 375 degrees for 25 minutes.
- As loaves are removed from the oven, brush tops with melted butter to highlight the beautiful nut-brown color.
- For a real treat, top slices with chopped dates and walnuts mixed with cream cheese.