Perfect White Bread
|Sifted flour||6 1⁄2 Cup (104 tbs)|
|Active dry yeast||1⁄2 Ounce (2 Packages)|
|Milk||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Vegetable shortening||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
In large mixer bowl, combine 2 1/4 cups of the flour and the yeast.
In saucepan, heat together milk, vegetable shortening, sugar, and salt just until warm; stir occasionally to melt vegetable shortening.
Add to dry ingredients in mixer bowl.
Beat at low speed of electric mixer for 1/2 minute; scrape sides of bowl constantly.
Beat 3 minutes at high speed.
By hand, stir in enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough.
Turn out on lightly floured surface; knead until smooth.
Place in greased bowl; turn once to grease surface.
Cover; let rise until double, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Punch down; divide dough in half.
Shape in 2 loaves; place in 2 greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pans.
Cover and let rise until double, 45 to 60 minutes.
Bake at 400° for 45 minutes.