Saturday, January 9, 2010

4 Loaves of Country White Bread

This bread is tops!- when it comes to old-fashioned white bread!

3 T yeast dissolved in
1 cup warm water with
1 1/2 t cane sugar
Stir in:
1/2 cup milk powder (opt)
3 c warm water
1 T salt
1/2 cup cane sugar
1/4 cup rendered beef fat or lard (or oil)
3 T butter, softened
Add 6 cups of unbleached flour and beat in mixer for a couple of minutes.
Beat in 4 more cups of flour.
Gradually knead in 1 to 2 more cups.
Allow to rise until doubled, punch down, knead.
Separate into 4 loaves and knead until smooth and silky.
Place in buttered pans and allow to rise until doubled.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Butter tops. Allow to cool for 5 minutes and slice-
and do your best to not eat a whole loaf by yourself! ;-)


Joy said...

I will have to try this today, the kids haven't had bread in a couple of weeks and are needing some so this sounds like the perfect recipe and I have all the if I can just keep myself out of it!

Millie said...

MMMMMMM. Those loaves are beautiful. I love yeast bread.
And those cookies look great too.

Meal Planning with Connie said...

Looks yummy!
What is it about cold, snowy weather that sets us to wanting to bake?!
God bless ~ Connie