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Joan's Bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lynn Blom
Added: Thursday, July 16, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 1/4 c. water
1 1/2 pkg. yeast (1 tbsp.)
2 tbsp. molasses
1 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. salt
2 tbsp. melted shortening or canola oil
7 c. all-purpose flour (approximately)

Directions:
Directions:
Mix the yeast with 2 1/4 c. warm (not hot) water until yeast dissolves and bubbles. In a separate (large) bowl, mix the shortening/oil, salt, molasses and honey. Add dissolved yeast mixture to this and stir.

Add about 5 cups of flour to this mixture and mix it with your hands to form a dough. Move the dough to a floured flat surface and knead the dough by picking up the dough with your cupped fingers and rolling it to the back of the palm of your hand. Knead the dough for 5 - 10 minutes, adding flour as you knead so that the dough is not too sticky. Continue kneading until the dough is smooth and elastic. You will know you've added the right amount of flour when the dough makes tiny squeaking/popping noises as you knead.

Put the dough in a large greased bowl. Cover with a clean dish towel and let it rise in a warm spot until double in bulk. Punch down and shape into two loaves. Place in greased loaf pans, cover and let double in bulk again.

Bake bread at 350 F for 30 - 40 minutes. When bread is done, remove from pans and butter the tops of the loaves.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 loaves
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My mom (Joan Smith) makes the best bread.

 

 

 

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