Prep 2 hrs
Cook 20 mins
This is a recipe from my childhood. My mother made this every Thankgiving and Christmas. I don't know where she got the recipe from I just know them as Mom's. This dough is some what sweet like the Hawaiian bread they sell at the super market I think.
- 2 packages yeast
- 1⁄4 cup warm water
- 1 cup milk
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 well beaten eggs
- 5 cups all-purpose flour (about)
- Scald milk Add butter, sugar and salt.
- Mix well and cool to luke warm.
- Sprinkle the Yeast over the warm water.
- After 5 minutes stir.
- Add the yeast, eggs and 2 cups of flour to scalded milk mixture.
- Beat well until quite smooth and elastic.
- Add 1 cup of flour at a time till right consitancy.
- Place dough in a greased bowl.
- Cover with a towel and let rise till double in size.
- Punch down and shape as desired into a loaf, 2 coffee rings,or rolls.
- Let rise to double in size again.
- Bake at 375 degrees F loaf: 45 min.
- Rings: 35 min.
- rolls: 20 min.
- Brush with butter and cover with towel to keep crust soft.
This recipe tastes good, but the instructions leave alot to be desired. I am an intermediate bread baker, so I was able to guess what I should use the water for (dissolving the yeast), that I should knead the dough before letting it rise the first time to get the proper consistency (smooth and elastic) and that it would take about an hour to double in size each time. If the author would clarify the instructions more, this would be a four star recipe.