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White Bread

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Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 2 Packet
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), warm
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Shortening 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Salt 2 Tablespoon
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs) (scalded)
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), cold
  All purpose flour 12 Cup (192 tbs)
Directions

Soften yeast in warm water.
In large mixing bowl blend well sugar, shortening, salt and hot milk until shortening is melted.
Add cold water, cool.
Stir in yeast.
Gradually add flour to make a stiff dough.
Knead on floured board until smooth (5 to 10 minutes).
Place in greased bowl, turn dough so all sides are greased.
Cover with damp towel.
Let rise until double in size (about 2 to 2 1/2 hours).
Punch down dough by plunging your fist in center of dough.
Turn upside down in bowl and let rise another 30 minutes.
Place on floured board and divide in fourths.
Mold into balls, cover and let rise 15 minutes more.
Shape into loaves.
Place in well-greased loaf pans.
Cover with damp towel.
Let rise until dough is well above pan edges (about 1 1/2 to 2 hours).
Bake at 375° for 40 to 50 minutes.
Remove from pan onto wire rack to cool

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Holiday, Everyday, Healthy
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Sugar
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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