You'll find all kinds of bread recipes here like the kinds of
breads you can buy in a specialty bakery.
1 envelope active dry yeast
1/2 C. very warm milk (110 to 115°F.)
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 C. vegetable oil
3 C. sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 C. sugar
1 t. salt
1/2 C. boiling water
1/4 C. butter or margarine, melted
Dissolve yeast in warm milk in small bowl. Place yeast mixture, egg, oil, flour,
sugar and salt in large bowl; beat until smooth. Very slowly drizzle in boiling
water, beating hard all the while. Cover bowl of dough with plastic wrap;
Next day, coat a 10-inch (12-cup) Bundt pan or 10-inch tube pan with nonstick
cooking spray; set aside. Punch dough down, turn onto well-floured pastry cloth
and knead 1 minute. With floured, cloth-covered rolling pin, roll dough into a
1/4-inch-thick rectangle. Cut into strips 3 1/4 to 4 inches long and 1 1/2 to 2
inches wide. Dip in melted butter, then arrange strips, overlapping, in pan.
Cover with cloth and let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in bulk,
about 1 1/2 hours. Toward end of rising, preheat oven to 350°F. Bake 35 to 40
minutes until loaf is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped with a fork.
Cool loaf in pan on wire rack 5 minutes, then turn out on rack and cool before