Basic White Bread

This recipe makes 8 loaves of bread, so you can enjoy the taste and texture of homemade bread for a while. Wrap well in plastic wrap and foil and it freezes nicely. Notes: Grandma K. This was Mom's everyday bread.

Make ahead recipe yields 8 loaves of fresh baked basic white bread.
Photo by Sherry D.
Make ahead recipe yields 8 loaves of fresh baked basic white bread.
Make ahead recipe yields 8 loaves of fresh baked basic white bread.

PREP TIME

40

minutes

TOTAL TIME

360

minutes

SERVINGS

8

loaves

PREP TIME

40

minutes

TOTAL TIME

360

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4

    cup sugar

  • 1/2

    cup lard

  • 2 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    quart scalded milk

  • 1

    quart boiling water

  • 3

    packages dry yeast

  • 1/3

    cup lukewarm water

  • 1

    teaspoon sugar

  • 25 to 30

    cups flour

Directions

In a large bowl combine sugar, lard and salt; stir in milk and water. Cool to lukewarm. Dissolve yeast in water with sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add to cooled mixture; mix well. Gradually stir in flour until mixture is stiff. Work in remaining flour with hands. Let stand 5 minutes. Knead for 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, grease top lightly; cover with warm damp cloth. Let rise until double, about 4 hours. Punch down, form into 8 loaves. Let rise until double, about 1 hour. Bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes.

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