James Beard's Basic Home-Style Bread

345 mins (prep 45, cooking 300)
7 ingredients
2 servings
"Beard on Bread" was one of the very first cookbooks I ever purchased. I found his recipes to be quite reliable. This recipe uses less yeast than you might think is needed - the slower rise helps develop the taste of the bread. Beard describes this as a quite light bread, rather fine in texture and much enjoyed when fresh with a generous spreading of butter and preserves. Also popular for sandwiches and toast. Please note the amount of salt - Beard tended to salt a bit heavily, but I am posting as he wrote it. Posting this in response to a request.

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Serving Size (340.81 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 1210.99 Calories from Fat 30.96
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.44g 10.59%
Saturated Fat 0.53g 5.34%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 2875.1mg 239.59%
Total Carbohydrate 255.32g 170.21%
Dietary Fiber 9.78 g 78.26%
Sugars 15.6 g %
Protein 34.3g 137.21%
Vitamin A 6.25IU% Vitamin C 0.01mg%
Calcium 50.3mg% Iron 14.64mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
warm milk, melted butter