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Ingredients

1 tablespoon dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1-3/4 cup milk
6-1/2 to 7 cups bread flour

Instructions

Put yeast in 1 cup measuring cup with 1/4 cup warm water and stir together. Sprinkle a pinch of sugar on top and let proof in cup. Beat eggs in mixer bowl. Add sugar, salt, oil, milk and yeast mixture and beat together. Add 1 cup of flour at a time and beat until a soft dough is formed that does not cling to sides of mixer bowl. Knead with dough hook for five minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease top, cover and let rise until doubled. Punch dough down, divide into two equal parts and shape into loaves. Place in two greased and floured 9x5-inch loaf pans, cover and let rise until doubled. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven, rub tops with butter, and let stand in pans for 10 minutes. Remove bread and cool on wire rack. Makes two loaves

Marion Elizabeth Erickson
Rock Island



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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