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The-Whiter-The-Bread-The-Sooner-You’re-Dead Bread

Delicious, yeast bread that, as I smell it cooking, brings back memories of my mom’s fresh bread cooling on the counter when I walked in the door from school. Yummy beyond words when sliced and eaten still hot from the oven, slathered in butter. Yeah. This is not “healthy.” But man…. it is SOOooooo good. This recipe is cut down from a recipe that used 5 pounds of flour (a week’s worth of bread for a family of 9). It is similar to the recipe my grandparents Hickox used but makes a smaller quantity.

 

Mix:

  • 3 packages yeast
  • 1 1/8 cup water
  • 4 1/2 Tablespoons sugar and let the yeast “bubble”

Add mix in:

  • 1 can evaporated milk, plus that can filled with warm water  – OR – add 3 1/4 cups scalded milk cooled to room temperature
  • 4 1/2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons salt

 

In large stand mixer set on medium-low, slowly add in 11-12 cups flour until the dough is very stiff and you run out of room in the mixing bowl.

Turn dough out onto floured surface and knead in all of the flour. Transfer dough into large rising bowl or bucket, oil dough lightly and let rise until doubled. Punch down and let rise again.

Knead dough into 3 or 4 loaves, depending on the size of your loaf pans, and how active the yeast is that day. Place loaves in well-greased loaf pans. Let rise.

Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes.

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About Deb

Wife, mom, sister, pastor, chaplain, friend and Buckeye. I Yam what I Yam. Frequently imperfect, completely loved, and grateful.

One comment on “The-Whiter-The-Bread-The-Sooner-You’re-Dead Bread

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This entry was posted on August 3, 2011 by in Old Family Recipe.
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