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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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1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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