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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: Billy Catton, famous billard player, returned to Rock Island with a view to making this city his home in the future.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The belief is growing that a great decisive battle of the World War was being fought at Verdun, a strong fortress of France on the Meuse near the French frontier, according to a London dispatch.
1939 -- 75 years ago: William Stremmel, 91, Rock Island's last Civil War veteran, died.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Workmen of the Midwest Wrecking Co., Clinton, have begun razing the historic old office building of Deere & Co., 1325 3rd Ave., Moline. The site will be used by the Deere Plow Works for its shipping and receiving department.
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