My Grandma is going to be so proud of me! She has always been the best at making bread. When I was younger we would go visit Grandma and Grandpa and the house would always smell like fresh baked bread.
Take a slice of warm bread right out of the oven, put lots of butter and home-made jam on it = pure heaven!
To be honest I had no clue how to make bread, so I went to youtube and looked up how to knead. This recipe has to be pretty fool proof because for my first time kneading it turned out pretty great.
2 Pkgs Active dry yeast
2 2/3 Cup Warm water
½ Cup Dry milk
2 Tbsp Sugar
1 Tbsp Salt
1/3 Cup cooking oil (I used vegetable oil)
7 cups Flour
1. Sprinkle yeast on the warm water and stir it to dissolve. Add the dry milk, sugar, salt, oil, and 3 cups of the flour. Mix with an electric mixer on medium until smooth (about 3 minutes).
2. Gradually add the remanding flour to make soft dough (It will leave the sides of the bowl). Cover and let sit for 15 minutes.
3. Knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth (about 5 minutes). Divide the dough in half. Shape each piece into 2 greased and floured 9x5x3 loaf pans. Cover and let rise for an hour to an hour and a half.
4. Bake in a 400°F/205°C oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until the bread sounds hollow when you tap the top of it. Remove from pan to cooling rack. Enjoy.
Source: Doris Sweeten