Wednesday, March 9, 2011

White Bread

This is by far the best white bread recipe I have tried.  It is super soft and stays that way a lot longer than other recipes!!  Have fun baking.

In your mixer put:

½ cup shortening
4 ¼ cups hot water
Pour hot water over shortening and let cool slightly.
Add the following and mix:    2 ¼ Tbls. salt, 2/3 cup sugar or honey (I use honey), 1 TBS lecithin, 1 cup powdered milk, 2 TBS dough enhancer and 3 cups flour.

Then add:

 2 ½ TBS yeast, mix slightly, let rest about 8 minutes until you can see yeast working good.
Add 7 cups flour all at once and mix well.  Add 3 ½ cups (or more) flour, one at a time and mix well after each until dough leaves the sides of mixer.  Mix about 3-4 min.   Dough should not be sticky to the touch.
Let rise until double.  Punch down form into 5 greased loaf pans.  Let rise until double.
Bake 10 min. at 375 degrees and then 30 min. at 325 degrees.  Take out of pans and grease tops with butter.

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