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Grama’s Original Bread Recipe Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mary McDougall

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2/3 cup margarine or oil
2/3 cups white sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
6 cups warm water
2 Tbsp yeast
Flour !

Directions:
Directions:
1. In large bowl, add warm water, sugar, oil or margarine and salt.
2. Add 4-5 cups flour and yeast and stir until well mixed. Will still be lumpy.
3. Add more flour but only one cup at a time. Stir after each addition..
4. Add flour until it is too hard to stir. Dump out onto floured surface and knead to mix adding small amounts of flour until dough is no longer sticky and makes a smooth ball. This will take 5- 10 minutes of kneading.
5. Grease top of ball and put into large greased bowl.. cover with tea towel.
Let rise until doubled in size.
6. Punch dough down and form into loaves, buns, cinnamon buns or pizza dough.
7. Let rise again until almost double and then bake in 350’F oven.
8. Loaves will take about 25-30 minutes.
Buns about 12-14 minutes.
9. Remove from pan and put on wire racks to cool.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
About 6 loaves of bread or 5-6 dozen buns
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Grama was the expert bread maker until she was 90 and would deliver bread to ‘the old people’ around town in her 1/2 ton truck! This was her low cost recipe with no eggs or milk.

 

 

 

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