Monday, October 3, 2011

Delicious White Bread

I love making bread.  I got this recipe from a friend and thought I would give it a try.  It is great having 2 yummy bread recipes!

Delicious White Bread
1 1/2 cup milk ~ scalded
1/3 cup shortening
2 tablespoons salt
1 1/2 cup cold water
1 1/2 cup warm water
2 tablespoons active dry yeast
5 tablespoons sugar
12 cups flour

Scald milk {in saucepan, on low heat, till milk leaves a film around edges of pan} and add salt and shortening.  Stirring until shortening is melted and salt is fully dissolved. Add cold water.Dissolve yeast in a small bowl with warm water and sugar.  Let rise 5-10 minutes.  Measure flour in a large bowl.  Make a hole in center of flour.  Add yeast mixture and milk mixture.  Mix well.  Knead for 10 minutes, adding a little more flour if necessary. 

Cover and let rise in warm place until dough is doubled in size, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  Divide into loaf parts and knead each about 2 minutes on a floured surface.  Form into loaves, place in greased bread pans and pork each loaf with a 3 3 times to avoid air bubbles.  Let rise until doubled in size.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. 

Yields: 4-5 large loaves.

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