Recipe by ellenick
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
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.