“It got its name because the recipe was passed from neighbor to neighbor until the original title was forgotten, but what an appropriate title! You know it has to be good to be passed on and on like that! And surprise! No kneading! Just mix it up, and there you go. The instructions are easy to follow and its a delicious bread with no equal. Anyone can do it. (Cooking time includes the 2 hour rising time)”
2hrs 15mins
2 loaves

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups milk, scalded (cook on low until it just barely starts to boil)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 34 cup butter
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 14 cup warm water
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 cups flour
  • 3 (1/4 ounce) packages yeast


  1. Put butter, sugar and salt together in a bowl. Pour in the scalded milk.
  2. Add yeast to warm water. and then add eggs to yeast mixture.
  3. Mix and add to sugar and butter mixture.
  4. Add 6 cups flour. Mix well (thats right, just mix well, and add enough flour so it isn't sticky (just barely enough so it doesn't stick to your hands).
  5. Cover with dry towel -- let rise 1 hour.
  6. Punch down and shape into 2 loaves.
  7. put into greased pans (it can be shaped into loaf pans or made into braided loafs. I make one big braided loaf).
  8. Let rise again for 1 hour -- (until doubled).
  9. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
  10. Makes two loaves.

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