Farmhouse Bread

Recipe by TammieV
READY IN: 2hrs 25mins
YIELD: 4 loaves




  • Dissolve yeast and 1 cup warm water in a large mixing bowl. Let rest 10-15 minutes.
  • Add salt, sugar, shortening and 3 1/3 cups warm water.
  • Gradually mix in 10 cups of flour. Add up to 2 more cups until dough is no longer sticky.
  • Knead for 10 minutes. Cover the bowl and let rise for 1 hour until dough doubles in size.
  • Punch down dough, form into 4 loaves, place into loaf pans and let rise again until double in size(about an hour).
  • Place in preheated oven at 375 degrees and bake until golden brown (about 35 Minutes).
  • This recipe also works well halfed.
  • For whole wheat bread, substitute 4 cups of whole wheat flour mixed with 6 to 8 cups of white flour.
  • I cool slice and freeze the extra laoves for later.