Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs
I have a "bread bucket", which is sort of like an antique bread machine. When I use it, I like to make 6 loaves of bread at a time, so that's what this recipe makes. Of course, feel free to cut it down to make fewer loaves. You can make 1/6 of this recipe in most automatic bread machines.
- 3 tablespoons yeast
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 18 -21 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups powdered milk
- 3 tablespoons salt
- 7 1⁄2 cups water
- 24 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces (3 sticks)
- If you have a bread bucket:.
- Just put in the water, add the remaining ingredients, and crank for 5 minutes to knead. Let rise till double; crank a couple of times to punch down, then cut into 6 pieces. Shape each piece into a loaf or put into loaf pan. Let rise again until almost doubled. Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes or till done.
- If you don't have a bread bucket (and I never make it like this, so if you are an experienced baker, feel free to do this by your own method):.
- Mix the sugar, yeast, powdered milk and warm water. Let it stand a few minutes, or till it gets bubbly.
- Add flour, salt, and butter and mix well. Let it rise for 30-60 minutes or so. Punch down and knead till smooth.
- Shape dough in to loaves and let rise again until almost doubled.
- Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes or till done.