Nauvoo Bread

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Alle Meine Entchen

Old fashioned bread--the easier way to make. Given out by the reps in the Nauvoo life visiting center.

Top Review by fivekellers

My family visited Nauvoo about 5 years ago and got this recipe there. It is one of our favorite bread recipes. I recently lost my copy and am so glad to have found it on this site. Even though the recipe doesn't say to, I do prefer to knead the dough before I let it rise the first time. Also, shaping the loaves works a lot better than trying to bake it in loaf pans. Just for fun, I sometimes use olive oil in place of the shortening. It gives it a whole different flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine hot water, shortening, potato flakes, powdered milk, sugar.
  2. Stir to dissolve shortening, if using shortening instead of oil.
  3. When temperature is tepid, add yeast.
  4. Mix in 5 cups flour and the salt.
  5. Stir to a smooth sponge.
  6. Add flour to make a smooth and elastic dough.
  7. Let rise until double (about 45 minutes).
  8. Punch down and let rise again.
  9. Shape into loaves let rise.
  10. Bake in 375°F oven for about 35 minutes.

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