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Modified: January 7, 2014 at 2:57 pm •  Published: January 8, 2014
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DEAR MELBA: I recently found a box of recipes, and this bread recipe was right on top. I had forgotten how many times I had baked different breads, rolls, etc., using it and how wonderful they all were, not to mention how easy and quick each was.

Thirty-Minute Yeast Bread

31/2 cups warm (110-degrees) water

1 cup cooking oil

3/4 cup sugar

6 packages dry yeast, or 4 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon jar yeast

1 tablespoon salt

3 eggs, beaten

101/2-to-13 cups flour

• In large bowl, combine water, oil, sugar and yeast. Mix well and let rest 15 minutes.

• Add salt and beaten eggs. Stir in flour — all-purpose, bread flour or part whole wheat and part all-purpose. If you have a dough hook, mix until not sticky, adding flour gradually. It may not take all the flour.

• If you do not have a dough hook, knead dough on lightly floured surface until smooth. Shape into six loaves and place in lightly greased 8-by-4-inch loaf pans. You'll only need four if using 9-by-5-inch pans. Let rise 20 to 30 minutes.

• To bake, preheat oven to 325 degrees and bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Loaf will sound hollow when tapped.

• Using half the dough recipe, you can make 48 (1-ounce) cinnamon rolls, kolaches, hot rolls, or one 18-by-26-inch pizza crust.

Cinnamon Rolls

1/2 bread dough recipe

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 cup raisins or chopped nuts, if desired.

• Roll dough into a rectangle, approximately 21-by-14-inches and brush with melted butter.

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