28 December 2009


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Needing bread to go with dinner a few weeks ago and lacking a car to go to the store, I began searching Grandma's recipes. I hadn't made a new recipe in a while and just happened to find this one. Written in my Grandma's script on a loose-leaf lined paper reminiscent of grade school, folded and stained with greasy spots from butter was this simple list of ingredients and some directions. Bread. I've made this several times since and it makes a good, hearty white bread that is as excellent toasted as it is for sopping up homemade spaghetti sauce or soup.

1 yeast cake red star (dissolve in 1/4 cup lukewarm water)
2 eggs
7 cups of flour
2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons shortening (I used butter)

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  1. Pour boiling water over sugar, salt and shortening (let cool until lukewarm)
  2. Add yeast, beaten eggs and 4 cups of flour. Beat thoroughly.
  3. Add remaining 3 cups of flour, knead until flour is all worked in.
  4. Then place in greased bowl, cover, let raise until doubled.
  5. Divide into 3 loaves, knead each loaf.
  6. Put in greased loaf pan, let raise.
  7. Bake for 3/4 hour at 350 degrees.

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