Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs
This recipe came out of a Maine cookbook that has been around for years. You will have three delicious loaves of bread. It makes nice sandwiches and toast. I have tried other white breads but keep going back to this one.
- 2 (1/4 ounce) packages dry yeast
- 1⁄2 cup lukewarm water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3 cups lukewarm water
- 1⁄2 cup cooking oil
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 9 cups flour (approximately)
- Using a large bowl,mix the first three ingredients together and allow to set for 10 minutes.
- Add the remaining 3 cups water, oil, egg, sugar, and salt; mix well.
- Then add 3 cups of the flour and mix well so the mixture will be smooth.
- Then add 3 cups more of the flour, stirring again till smooth.
- Keep on adding the flour until the dough is fairly stiff.
- Knead 100 times.
- Put into a greased bowl and cover to let rise till double.
- Punch down and rise again till doubled in size.
- Turn onto a lightly floured board and punch down and let rest for 10 minutes.
- Knead for about 3 minutes and divide dough in thirds.
- Make each third into a loaf and place in greased bread pan.
- Rise till almost double.
- Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes; lower the heat to 325 degees and bake for about 25 minutes longer.
- If they get too brown, put foil on top.
- Take out of pans and put on racks with a clean dish towel over the top.