Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 50 mins
Cook 40 mins

I modified this recipe from one my mum gave me a few years ago when I was just learning how to bake for myself... the original called for 2 tbsp of shortening, but I replaced it with 2 tbsp of unsweetened applesauce. I actually think that the texture of my bread is better than the original's. If you want to change it up, pretty much anything can be added to this basic recipe - 1/2 a cup of raisins and 2 tsp cinnamon; various pinches of herbs; 1/2 a cup of cubed cheese; etc.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Grease loafpan.
  2. Mix 2 c flour, the sugar, salt, and yeast in a large bowl. Add water, applesauce, and any additives (raisins, cheese, herbs, etc).
  3. Beat with electric mixer until smooth, scraping sides of bowl frequently.
  4. Stir in remaining 1 c flour until smooth.
  5. Spread batter into pan (will be sticky) and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place for ~40 minutes or until double.
  6. Heat oven to 375°F.
  7. Bake 40 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Remove immediately from pan and place on wire rack. Brush top with butter if so desired.

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