California Sunshine Bread

Course : Breads
Serves: 1
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Ingredients:

1/4 cup Lukewarm water
2 1/2 cups All-purpose flour -- unsifted -- (110-115 degrees)
1 teaspoon Salt
3 tablespoons Sugar -- (needed for yeast
3 tablespoons Margarine -- melted
1 tablespoon Orange rind -- finely grated
1 package Instant active dry yeast
1 teaspoon Lemon rind -- finely grated
2/3 cup Orange juice -- fresh (warmed room temperature)
2 teaspoons Vegetable oil -- (to oil pans)
 

Preparation / Directions:

Combine lukewarn water, sugar, and dry yeast in a large bowl, stirring until completely dissolved. Add warm oranged juice and beat until well blended. Add 1 cup of the flour gradually, beating gently smooth. Cover bowl and set in a warm place until bubbly and light (30-40 minutes). Add salt, margarine, and grated orange and lemon rinds; beat gently to mix. Stir in remainng flour gradually, mixing well. Trun onto a lightly floured board and knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes). Place in a large, oiled bowl, turning dough around to to coat all over. Cover bowl; place in warm place until dough has doubled in size (1 -2 hours). Punch dough down in several places. Knead on board for 5 minutes. Shape into a loaf and place in an oiled 8 1/2" X 4 1/2" X 2 1/2" loaf pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. When bread has risen, bake 35-45 minutes. When done, remove bread from pan and cook on wire rack.


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