Hard Do Bread Recipe
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
- 3/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon margarine, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
step 1: In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
step 2: In a large bowl, combine the yeast mixture with the oil, margarine, salt and 1 1/2 cups flour; stir well to combine. Mix in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and supple, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
step 3: Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and form into a loaf. Place the loaf into a lightly greased 9x5 inch loaf pan. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
step 4: Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Cool in pan 5 minutes and then turn out onto rack and cool completely.