Elaine Jana's Sweepstakes White Bread

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“State Fair Recipes”
READY IN:
3hrs 45mins
YIELD:
4 loaves
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Proof yeast in 1/2 cup water with 1 teaspoon sugar.
  2. In large bowl add milk, sugar, shortening and salt.
  3. Add cold water to cool to lukewarm.
  4. Stir in yeast, 2 cups flour and 2 cups bread flour.
  5. Beat well until smooth. By hand, stir in enough flour to make a stiff dough.
  6. Turn onto floured surface and knead 10 minutes till dough is smooth.
  7. Place in greased bowl; cover with towel and let rise until doubled in size, 2 hours.
  8. Punch down dough and let rise 30 minutes; divide into 4 pieces.
  9. Shape into oblongs.
  10. Grease 4 loaf pans.
  11. Put loafs into pans and grease tops of loafs.
  12. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 60 minutes.
  13. Preheat oven to 400°.
  14. Bake 45 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped.
  15. Butter tops of loaves.

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