Friday, 27 October 2017

White Bread (Basic Recipe)

- 2 pkg. Dry Yeast
- 2 tsp. White Sugar
- 1/2 cup Lukewarm Water
- 3 & 1/2 cups Lukewarm Liquid (milk, water, or mixture of both)
- 3 tbsp. White Sugar or Corn Syrup
- 2 tbsp Margarin or Softened Shortening
- 12 cups Sifted Flour
- 1 & 1/2 tbsp. Salt
- Melted butter
Dissolve sugar into warm water. Sprinkle sugar on top and let stand for 10 minutes. Stir well. Add to 3 & 1/2 cups lukewarm liquid (milk, water or mixture of both), 3 tbsp. white sugar or corn syrup, 2 tbsp. margarine or softened shortening. Add 8 cups of sifted flour and 1 & 1/2 tbsp. salt, cup by cup, beating well.

Turn onto a floured board or baking canvas and knead in a further 4 cups of flour. Continue working until dough is smooth and elastic. Place in a salad bowl. Cover and set to rise in a warm place, free from drafts, for about 1 & 1/2 hours.

Punch down and mould into four loaves. Place in oiled bread pans, cover and let rise for about 1 hour. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, reduce heat to 375 degrees and continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes. Brush top of loaves with melted 5 minutes before removing from the oven. Cool on wire rack.

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