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County Fair White Bread

County Fair White Bread


  • 3 cups (15 ounces) unbleached white bread flour, plus 2⁄3 cup (3.33 ounces) or as needed
  • 2 1⁄2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons table salt
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon instant, fast-rising, or bread machine yeast
  • 3⁄4 cups ice water, plus more if needed
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled, plus extra for coating dough top and baking pan
  • 1⁄4 cup good-quality instant nonfat dry milk (don’t use a generic brand)
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature and beaten with a fork