Friday, October 17, 2008

Old Fashioned White Bread, not quick but soooo yummy!

1 c lukewarm water 2 yeast cakes
4 c scalded milk 6 tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt 5 tbsp shortening
13 c flour

Dissolve yeast in 1 c lukewarm water and add to it 1 tsp sugar. Let stand 10 minutes. Scald milk, add shortening and sugar to melt, let cool until lukewarm. Combine liquids. Gradually add this to your well of flour and mix. Knead dough until it becomes elastic and does not stick to the board or counter. Place in a large bowl, cover with a wet cloth and allow to rise until double in size. Remove from bowl, punch down and cut into 4 equal size loaves. Shape and allow to rise in greased pans until double in size. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Brush top with butter and slice when warm but not hot! Mmmmmm......

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