Grandma's Rapid-Rise Refrigerator Yeast Bread
Serves: 2 Loaves
This simple bread can be put together the night before, and baked fresh for breakfast.
  • 6-7 cups flour
  • 2 pkgs. dry yeast
  • 2 tbsps. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • ¼ cup butter(soft)
  • 2¼ cups hot water
  1. Mix 2 cups flour, yeast and sugar, then add salt and butter
  2. Gradually add hot water and beat at medium speed x 2 mins
  3. Add 1 cup flour and beat rapidly x 1 minute
  4. Gradually stir in rest of flour(adjust amount as needed to get soft dough-not sticky)
  5. Knead for 8-10 minutes until smooth and elastic(it springs back when you poke it);
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and towel and let rest 15-20 min.
  7. Punch down, divide in half and place in greased bread pans(2)
  8. Brush surface lightly with oil
  9. Cover loosely with wax paper and plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 2-24 hours
  10. Uncover at room temp. x 10 mins. before baking at 400 for 35-40 minutes
  11. Remove from pans immediately(should sound a bit hollow if you tap bottom)
  12. Cool on rack
  13. Brush with butter to glaze crust.
Very popular with the kids...fresh bread for breakfast, plus slices for that day's sandwiches, makes this a winner.
Recipe by Dan Blumenfeld at