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Light Bread

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  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Warm milk 1 Cup (16 tbs) (105° To 115°)
  Eggs 2 , beaten
  Active dry yeast 2 Tablespoon (Packages)
  Warm water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (105° To 115°)
  All purpose flour 6 3⁄4 Cup (108 tbs)

1 In a large mixing bowl place sugar, shortening, and salt. Add warm milk and stir to soften shortening; cool. Beat in eggs. Soften yeast in the warm water; stir into shortening mixture.
2 Add 4 cups of the flour. Using a wooden spoon, beat until smooth. Stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.
3 Shape into ball. Turn out onto floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic (8 to 10 minutes total). Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease surface of dough. Cover; let rise in warm place until double in size (about 1 1/4 hours).
4 Punch dough down. Grease two 9x5x3-inch or three 8x4x2-inch loaf pans. Divide dough into halves or thirds. Cover; let rest 10 minutes. Shape dough into loaves. Place in prepared pans. Let rise in warm place until double in size (45 to 60 minutes).
5 Bake in a 375° oven about 25 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when lightly tapped. If necessary, cover with foil the last 5 to 10 minutes of baking to prevent overbrowning. Immediately remove from pans. Cool on wire racks.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4732 Calories from Fat 1142

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 129 g199.1%

Saturated Fat 34.4 g172%

Trans Fat 13.5 g

Cholesterol 445.6 mg148.5%

Sodium 4154.2 mg173.1%

Total Carbohydrates 768 g256%

Dietary Fiber 29.1 g116.3%

Sugars 114.8 g

Protein 119 g237%

Vitamin A 14.4% Vitamin C 0.15%

Calcium 46.6% Iron 256.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Light Bread Recipe