Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Warm Bread

Unbox this from a few years back...

Combine with This Recipe



  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1-1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, approximately


  1. In large bowl, add the warm water. Slowly stir in dry yeast. Continue to stir until yeast is dissolved.

  2. Add salt, sugar, shortening, and milk to bowl. Stir.

  3. Mix in the first 2 cups of flour.

  4. If needed, begin adding more flour, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough chases the spoon around the bowl.

  5. You do not need to use up all the flour called for in this recipe, or you may need more flour than called for. The amounts vary depending on many factors, including weather, which is why most bread recipes only give an approximate amount of flour needed.

  6. Turn dough out onto floured board and knead, adding small spoonfuls of flour as needed, until the dough is soft and smooth, not sticky to the touch.

  7. Put dough in buttered bowl, turn dough over so that the top of dough is greased. Cover and let rise in warm spot for 1 hour.

  8. Punch down dough. Turn out onto floured board and knead.

  9. Preheat oven at 375 degrees F.

  10. Form dough into loaf and set in buttered bread pan. Cover and let rise for about 30 minutes.

  11. Score dough by cutting three slashes across the top with a sharp knife. Put in oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown.

  12. Turn out bread and let cool on a rack or clean dishtowel.
Equals this...

Please excuse me, I have a warm loaf of homemade bread screaming at me. I'll have to silence it with some butter.

Take Care and Keep Right On Prepping - K


  1. Yes, yes indeed. I stopped buying bread more than a year ago, and have been playing witg various recipes and uses. My current twist is the cinnamon bun recipe I put up, bit it also makes dynamite pizza dough (for super fancy pizza sauce, mix a can of tomato paste witg your favorite jarred pasta sauce). I bake bread six loaves at a time and freeze it. Delicious, and well worth the time. The same dough can make fresh bagels (boil for 2 min each side, then bake) or pretzels (add 1 Tb baking soda to water, boil 3 min each side, then bake).

    1. Thanks, I'll give those a try except for the hard donuts err...bagels.

  2. Yummy! I just came home from TSC. MIL gave me a $50 g/c and I refuse to buy feed with it LOL!!!! I bought Grit's magazine on Baking Homemade Bread, there is all kinds of recipes in it! I think tonight is going to be a sandwich night ;)

  3. Awesome. Thanks for the recipe! :o)

    1. Thanks, cut and pasted from the link. It did turn out very well though. Tonight, I cut slices and broiled w/ butter & gran. garlic and had it with spaghetti. The loaf won't make it until tomorrow night.