Country White Bread

READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
Recipe by startnover

This is my favorite bread recipe (for white bread) It makes wonderful bread bowls for soup. This makes 4 loaves but can easily be halved. I've made half of it into loaves and half into breadbowls too.

Top Review by krissyburjan

Pretty darn good. I quite enjoyed this bread and it seemed pretty idiot proof. I halved it and tossed it into two large loaf pans. It made lovely sandwiches. Very soft and tender bread. I think the idea of raisins and cinnamon would absolutely ROCK with this. I plan on trying it like that next week. I plan on making two batches tomorrow and freezing after the first rise. This way I can pull it out and let it thaw/second rise and have fresh bread for holiday company!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Stir milk powder and hot water together till well mixed.
  2. Add cold water and now it should be cool enough for yeast, add yeast.
  3. Then add sugar, salt, shortening, and potatoes one at a time.
  4. Add flour 2 cups at a time till you get a soft but not sticky dough (you may not need all the flour).
  5. Mix well or knead for about 5 minutes or till elastic.
  6. Place in a bowl that has been lightly sprayed with pan spray and cover with a towel and let rise 1-1/2 hrs or till doubled.
  7. Punch down let rise 1 hours.
  8. Punch down and divide into 4 loaves or bread bowls or whatever.
  9. Place in greased pans or on a greased cookie sheet.
  10. Let rise 1/2 hr and bakein 325 oven for 30 min or till bottom sounds hollow when thumped.
  11. For raisin bread add 1 cup of raisins mixed with 1-2 t cinnamon per loaf, it makes great toast! My mother always "plumped" the raisins by soaking them or boiling them for a few minutes first.

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