I first made this bread after my young neighbor, Wanita, made a loaf and shared with us. I asked her then for the recipe and the first loaf came out of our oven in the little cabin we were inhabiting at the time. That time in the cabin now seems like a dream, and Wanita is a grown woman with a sweet little boy of her own. I have always called the delicious baked goodness she shared with me "Wanita Bread." It's a simple, white sandwich loaf, but ours never seems to last beyond the first half-hour out of the oven, when soft butter soaks right in. Enjoy!
2 cups unbleached, all purpose flour
1 tablespoon rapid-rise yeast
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
In a separate cup, dissolve together:
1 1/2 cups very warm water
3 tablespoons of room temperature butter
Add water/butter mixture to flour mixture and mix well.
Add 1 cup of flour at a time until a soft dough forms. Put dough on the counter and knead well. Let it rest for five minutes, then knead some more. Let rest for 10 minutes, then divide dough into two loaves. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.