What is better then the smell of baking bread? And that first hot slice when it is fresh from the oven is a little bit of heaven.
Fluffy, lightly crunchy crust, light yeast flavor.
- 1 tbsp yeast
- 2.25 cups warm water (110-115 degrees)
- 7 cups all purpose flour
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp shortening
In bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Measure flour. Add 1/2 the flour, sugar, salt and shortening to the yeast. Beat until smooth. Mix in enough remaining flour until dough cleans the bowl. Let rest 10-15 minutes. Knead gently. Place in greased bowl. Let raise until doubled. Punch down and let raise until doubled again. Divine into 2 parts. Round up and let rest 10-15 minutes. Shape into loaves. Place into greased loaf pans. Let raise until sides reach top of the pan. Bake 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees. Tap the top of the loaf, it should sound hollow when done. Immediately remove bread from the pans. Place on cooling racks and butter the tops.