Christmas Recipes

Perfect White Bread


5 3/4 to 6 1/4 c. flour
1 pkg. active dry yeast
2 1/4 c. milk
2 Tbs. sugar
1 Tbs. shortening
2 tsp. salt


In large mixer bowl combine 2 1/2 cups of the flour and the yeast. In saucepan heat milk, sugar, shortening, and salt just till warm (115 to 120 degrees) and shortening is almost melted; stir constantly. Add flour to mixture. Beat at low speed of electric mixer for 1/2 minute, scraping sides of bowl. Beat 3 minutes at high speed. Stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can mix with a spoon. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface.Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough. Continue kneading till smooth and elastic (5 to 8 minutes). Shape into a ball. Place in lightly greased bowl, turning once. Cover; let rise in a warm place till double (about 1 1/4 hours). Punch down dough.
Divide dough in half. Cover; let rest 10 minutes. Shape or roll each half into a loaf. Place in 2 greased 8x4x2" loaf pans. Cover; let rise in warm place till double (45 to 60 minutes). Bake at 375 till done, about 45 minutes. Remove from pans; cool on wire rack. Makes 2 loaves.

Added On: 2007-03-20
Submitted By: Staff
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