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Pillsbury’s “Favorite” Bread

…happiest bread triumph you’ve ever had…all because of that dependable all-purpose flour, Pillsbury’s Best!

Pillsbury’s Yeast Bread Recipe

Makes 6 big loaves

(Don’t lose this recipe-because the family will beg for more and more of these delicious, golden-crusted leaves!)

Temperature: 400 degrees F. TimeL about 45-50 minutes

4 cups scalded milk
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons salt
6 tablespoons lard
2 cakes compressed yeast
4 cups lukewarm water
6 quarts (6 lbs.) sifted Pillsbury’s Best Enriched Flour

(Pillsbury’s Best is enriched with two valuable B-vitamins and iron, with no change in its creamy-white color, its mellow wheat flavor…or the perfect way it works in all your baking.)

1. Combine scalded milk, sugar, salt, and lard; stir till dissolved and lukewarm.
2. Soften yeast in 1/2 cup lukewarm water. Add yeast and remaining water to cooled milk mixture.
3. Sift flour once, then measure. Add 1/2 to yeast mixture; beat well. Add rest of flour; blend well.
4. Knead on floured board about 10 minutes.
5. Place in greased bowl, cover; set to rise in warm place (80 degrees F. to 85 degrees F.) about two hours (till impression of finger stays in dough).

Remember-Pillsbury’s Best does more than merely give you wonderful breads and biscuits. From the same bag, you can bake delicious cakes, cookies, pies…flaky toppings for your budget one-dish meals! Pillsbury’s Best is a truly all-purpose flour. And-it’s truly dependable, too. It’s Bake-Proved before it ever reaches you-pretested by actual baking tests 4-6 times a day during milling. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.

6. Punch gas from dough; cover; let rise again for about 1/2 hour.
7. Put on floured board; flatten out. Cut and mold into 6 balls; let rest (closely covered) for 15 minutes. Shape into loaves.
8. Place in greased 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pans; cover; keep in warm place till dough fills pan and center rises above top (about 2 hours). Bake in hot oven.
Be sure it’s cool before you store it. But first-call the family into the kitchen for a fresh, piping hot sample. See if they don’t say it’s the best bread you’ve ever baked! To enjoy that kind of baking every time, be sure you always have a bag of Pillsbury’s Best dependable, all-purpose flour on hand.


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