Mystery Bread

READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
YIELD: 2 loaves




  • Put first 6 ingredients in a large bowl and cover with the 2 cups boiling water. Mix well and cool until lukewarm.
  • Sprinkle with yeast, let stand a few minutes then stir until yeast is dissolved. Add 3 cups flour and beat hard with spoon. Add 2 more cups flour, or enough to make a firm dough. Turn out on floured board and knead 5 to 10 minutes, or until smooth and elastic.
  • Put into greased bowl and turn dough over greased side up. Cover and let rise in warm place for 45 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
  • Knead down and shape into 2 loaves. Put in greased 9"x5"x3" loaf pan and let rise again 40 minutes or until double. Bake in 375 degree oven about 45 minutes. Turn out on cake racks and let stand until cold.
  • Makes good grilled cheese sandwiches.