Thursday, September 8, 2011

Homemade Bread

I make a few loaves of this every couple weeks. I usually eat one loaf right away, and freeze the other. It makes the BEST grilled cheese sandwhiches! My husband likes it warm with butter. We ate an entire loaf yesterday just watching Mad Men LOL.
No fancy bread machine needed, just takes a little time is all.

3 pkg. active dry yeast
3 tbsp. white sugar
2.5 cups warm water
3 tbsp. butter flavored crisco
1 tbsp. salt
6.5 cups flour

Preheat oven to 425.
In a bowl. dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water (4 min). Stir in crisco, salt and 2 cups of the flour. (I use my kitchen aid stand mixer). Stir in remaining flour, a half cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. Once the dough pulls together, turn onto a lighly floured surface. Knead the dough until smooth, abiut 5 minutes.
Lightly oil a large bowl, and put the ball of dough into it, turning to coat in oil. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let rise til doubled in size, bout 45 min.
Punch the dough down to deflate and separate it into two pieces. Place into two greased bread pans, turn oven temp down to 375 and bake for 30 min. Enjoy!

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