I did it! I made bread! First time ever after several do-overs.
I used deelady's mother's recipe because I didn't have bread flour. I subbed butter for shortening.
It was a lot of fun! Thank you everyone for your help, the online video tutorial was really super helpful.
NOW I want to find other bread recipes...honey wheat
is one I'd like to try.
Many many recipes out there require a bread machine or bread flour. Of which I have neither.
Thanks again everyone!
Here's the receipe I used:
Vicky's Perfect White bread
1 pkg active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
2 c milk, scalded
2 T sugar
2 tsp salt
1 T shortening
5 3/4 to 6 1/4 cups sifted all purpose flour
Soften active dry yeast in warm water (110 degrees)
Combine hot milk, sugar, salt, and shortening. Cool to luke warm.
Stir in two cups of flour, beat well. Add the softened yeast; mix.
Add enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough.
Turn out on lightly floured surface;knead till smooth and satiny (8-10 min)
Shape into a ball; place in lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease surface.Cover, let rise in warm place till doubled (about 1 1/4 hrs).
Cut dough into two portions. Shape each into smooth ball, cover and let rest 10 min. Shape into loaves, place in two greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pans.
cover and let rise till doubled (45-60 mins)
Preheat oven to 400.
Bake in hot oven 400 for 35 mins or until done. If tops brown too fast cover loosely with foil last 15 mins.
Makes 2 loaves.
Takes total time of about 4- 4 1/2 hrs to make start to finish.