Homemade Bread - Straight from a Farm Wife

Farm Wife Bread

¼ cup butter or margarine
1 cup scalded milk
¼ cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 package yeast (dissolve in ½ cup lukewarm water)
1 egg (optional, for lighter bread)
3½ to 4 cups flour

Put margarine, salt and sugar in bowl; add scalded milk. Stir to melt margarine and dissolve sugar. When cool, beat egg and add to mixture. Add yeast mixture. Mix and add flour. Knead.  Cover and let rise until double, punch down and let rise again. Shape into balls for buns or loaves for bread. Let rise until double. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

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