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Friday, July 10, 2015

White Bread (untested)

This recipe is written in Grammy's handwriting. Based on the staining on the card, I guessed that she used it often. However, my mom had an interesting insight:
"The recipe... is interesting to me because I don't remember my mom ever making bread. I learned to make bread from Helen Wilson and Earleen [Helen's daughter] when I was a teenager. I think it was too time-consuming for my mother, who worked 8-5."
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons fat
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 package yeast
  • 6 cups flour

  1. In saucepan, scald milk
  2. Stir in sugar, fat, and salt
  3. Cool milk mixture to lukewarm
  4. In separate bowl filled with the 1 cup of warm water, sprinkle in the yeast and stir until dissolved
  5. Stir in milk mixture
  6. Add 3 cups of the flour
  7. Beat until smooth
  8. Stir in remaining 3 cups of flour
  9. turn out dough on a lightly floured board
  10. Knead until smooth and elastic
  11. Place in a greased bowl, brush with fat, and cover
  12. Let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk (about 1 hour)
  13. Punch down the dough and turn out on the board
  14. Divide the dough in half
  15. Let rest 15-20 minutes
  16. Shape dough into loaves and place in greased bread pans
  17. Cover
  18. Let rise in warm place until center is slightly higher than the edge of the pan (about 1 hour)
  19. Bake in 400°F oven for about 50 minutes

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