Prep 2 hrs 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
I have made this bread for many years. The recipe comes from and old book, over 25 years ago, The cover has left the book, but I believe it was called Ohio State Fair 4H Winning Recipes or something like this. My SIL wanted a hand made bread recipe. I search along time though my cookbook collection to find it. Thought I would post it to perserve it. I haven't made it in a long long time. This was my go to recipe before the invention of bread machines. I will have to take the time to make it again soon. This recipe has never failed me.Most and so tasty..
- 5 1⁄2-6 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour (bread flour won't work)
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package dry active yeast
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons margarine (I use unsalted butter)
- In a large bowl thoroughly mix 2 cups of flour, sugar,salt and undissolved Yeast.
- Combine water, milk and margarine in a sauce pan. Heat over low heat until liquids are warm. (margarine does not need to be melted).
- Gradually add to dry mixture and beat 2 minutes with a mixer, at medium speed scrapping the sides of the bowl.
- Stir in enough of the remainig flour to make a soft dough.
- Turn dough out on a lightly foured board and kneed until elastic and smooth. About 8 minutes.
- Place in a greased bowl. Turn dough over and cover. Let rise in a warm place intil doubled. About 1 hour.
- Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured board. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes.
- Divide dough in half. Shape each into a loaf.
- Place each half in a greased 8 1/3 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch loaf pan.
- Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled. About 1 hour.
- Bake in 400F oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
- Remove from pan and let cool on a wire rack.
Very good recipe, easy to make & very rewarding to eat. Loved it!!!