I have had this recipe for many years. I am not sure of the source, though it is very likely it came from the outside of the Fleishman's Yeast package. Through the years, I have tried many of those, and have usually been pleased with them.
On the particular day I was baking this bread, the oven chose to be an "over-achiever!" You will be able to tell that the crust is more than a shade darker than "golden." In fact, I actually covered the tops of the loaves with aluminum foil just 15 minutes into the baking! I was really fearful that the judges would slice into raw bread dough when they tasted the bread!
|Just a little brown on top!:-)|
2 packages yeast
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon salt
6 cups flour
2 cups milk
1/4 cup oil
- Combine yeast, sugar, salt, and 2 cups flour in large mixer bowl.
- Heat milk and oil till very warm (120-130 degrees).
- Add egg and warm liquid to flour mixture. Beat 1/2 minute at low speed, 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, gradually stir in remaining four cups flour to make dough easy to handle. Knead on floured surface till smooth and elastic - about one minute.
- Place dough in greased 2 1/2 quart bowl. Turn dough to grease all sides. Cover. Let rise in warm place 45 to 60 minutes. Punch down and shape into two loaves. Place in greased pans. Cover; let rise in warm place 30 to 45 minutes. Bake in a 400 degree F. oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
There are a few things going on in the community that I will tell about in the next post.
It is a beautiful fall day as I write this! Hopefully your day is a good one where you are, too.
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