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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.

Grandma K.
This was Mom's everyday bread.

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  • 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


Servings 8
Preparation time 40mins
Cooking time 360mins


Step 1

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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