Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins
This bread recipe is easy and very forgiving. It can be made with any flour, and the addition of any nut or dried fruit. It makes a dense, soft and chewy bread. It has been handed down through 5 generations and originated in the 1800's.
- 8 -11 cups flour, divided
- 4 teaspoons yeast
- 4 cups hot water
- 4 teaspoons salt
- 2⁄3 cup oil (original recipe calls for canola or other vegetable, we use olive oil)
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- Place 4 cups flour in large mixer bowl with dough hook.
- In separate bowl combine water, oil, sugar, yeast, and salt. With mixer on low pour liquid into mixer. Combine well.
- Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition, until dough is not sticky and comes all together. Once all combined, allow mixer to knead on low 5-10 minutes.
- Oil dough and bowl, cover with a cloth and put in warm area. Allow to rise until doubled (about an hour).
- Turn out onto lightly floured surface and roll into log. Divide into 3 equal parts. Place into well greased bread pans.
- Cover and let rise until doubled. Preheat oven to 375°.
- Bake for 35 minutes.