Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins
I love this recipe--it has never failed ever. My family and friends always beg for 1 loaf to them self.
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 2 (8 ounce) packages active dry yeast
- 4 cups warm water
- 1⁄2 cup melted lard
- 4 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder (optional)
- 11 cups flour (approximately)
- Dissolve sugar in lukewarm water. Sprinkle yeast over liquid and let rise in a warm place for about 10 minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients except flour and baking powder. Sift flour and baking powder if desired (baking powder will add extra lightness to the bread).
- Add flour mixture to liquid mixture bit by bit. Knead into a smooth dough. Place in a greased bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place until double in bulk.
- Punch down and let rise again till double in bulk.
- Punch down again and shape into 4 loafs. Place into greased 8x4x3 inch loaf pans.
- Cover and let rise till dough has raise over the top of pan.
- Bake at 375°F for 45 minutes, until golden brown. When done, bread will sound hollow when tapped with finger.
I don't understand how the yeast is suppost to live? If there is only 1 t. sugar and 4 t. salt won't the salt over take the sugar and kill the yeast? Also wouldn't you need more yeast? 2T for 4 loaves of bread seems small. I would love to try this recipe if anyone has any helpful hints. Thanks.
This was ok. I had a problem with the amount. The dough is hard to work with because of the volume. I would have to work with the recipe to get the amount right for something we would be able to eat before it goes bad.