I decided today that I felt in the mood to make bread to go with dinner tonight. Then I realized there really isn't a more perfect comfort food than homemade bread. So I'm sharing our family recipe:
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Grandma's White Bread
3 cups warm water
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbs. yeast
4 cups flour
Dissolve yeast and sugar in water. Then add flour. Beat until smooth. Let it sit for 1 hour.
3 cups milk, scalded
4 Tbs. sugar
2 Tbs. salt
6 Tbs. shortening
Mix together and let cool until lukewarm.
Stir yeast mixture down, and add to milk mixture. Then add 8 to 10 more cups of flour. Knead for about 10 minutes. Let rise until double in bulk. Shape into five loaves. Let rise again. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.
I haven't made this forever, so wish me luck!