Grandma's White Bread
Makes 4 loaves1 cups milk
1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon + 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons butter
3 cups warm water
2 Tablespoons yeast
12 cups flour
Put the milk, sugar, butter and salt in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium high heat stirring constantly just until the mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and allow it to cool down.
(This is an important step. Sometimes I put it in the fridge for little while.) Put the warm water in mixing bowl, add the yeast and a pinch of sugar. Stir and allow to yeast to bubble a bit (about five minutes) Stir in the milk mixture. Add half the flour and mix until smooth. Keep adding flour until the dough is smooth and elastic. Raise in a warm place until doubled. Punch down and let it rest for 15 minutes. Shape into loaves and place into greased bread pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until golden brown and hollow sounding when you tap the top. Remove from oven and lightly butter the tops of each loaf.
Yum! My family ate one loaf straight out of the oven!!
You can use the dough to make several other things. I will be sharing some of my ideas a bit later!
We were in Bread Heaven!