WHITE BREAD- Grandma Jones Recipe
2 Cups scalded milk
2 Cups lukewarm water
1 large cake or 3 pk gs of Fleishmans yeast
5 Tbsp Lard or Crisco (I used heaping ones)
4 Tbsp sugar
4 tsp salt
12 Cups flour approx. (I use bread flour or unbleached.)
Mix the Crisco, sugar and salt in the scalded milk. Let it get cool to lukewarm.
Proof the yeast in one cup of the water, a tsp sugar to it to feed on.
Stir milk mixture, yeast mixture and the other cup of water into a large bowl. Add flour to form a batter, beat until smooth- adding flour 1 or 2 cups at a time until dough leaves sides of the bowl.
Knead on counter or a table until smooth- adding flour a hand full at a time on counter to knead into dough if too sticky. I prefer a slightly sticky dough.
Let rise until double in bulk in a greased bowl, with a clean towel or plastic wrap on top. Then you can punch down dough and turn out on a floured surface and cut the round dough into 4 equal quarters and form into 4 loaves. Knead each loaf before shaping. Bake in greased (Oil sprayed pans). If you wanted to make 5 loaves feel free to add another cup of water to the recipe, and another tsp salt, 1 Tbsp Sugar and 1 Tbsp Crisco. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes or until a nice medium brown on top, in the pan should be a nice light brown. It will sound hollow when tapped. let cool on a wire rack. Wrap when cool.