Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Midweek Morsels: Comfort Food

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:

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!

Be sure to come visit Kristina's blog today and share your favorite comfort food!


  1. I love homemade bread - thanks for this recipe which I'll try out this week.
    It'd be great with my Raj Egg recipe here:

  2. That looks yummy! I've been thinking this week about making homemade cinnamon rolls this week, since I haven't made them in a few years. Then my sweet husband got me chocolate chip pecan cookies. I guess the cinnamon rolls can wait. :)

    I hope your bread turns out well!

  3. This looks fantastic! I love homemade bread! Thanks for posting this one!



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