recipe has been contributed by Becky who like
me loves cooking good food, especially for the
family. You can find more of Becky's recipes,
as well as finding out more about her, at her website.
is what Becky said about this recipe:
have no idea where I got this recipe, but it is
definitely one of our favorites. It's so moist
and so tasty. We just love the stuff".
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3/4 cup lukewarm liquid, milk, water or potato
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 packages dry yeast
2 tablespoons shortening
7 to 7 1/2 cups flour
large bowl mix together lukewarm liquid (milk,
water or potato water), 3 tablespoons sugar
and 1 tablespoon salt.
2 packages dry yeast, stir until dissolved and
let soak for 5 minutes.
2 tablespoons shortening. Then add 7 to 7 1/2
cups flour in 2 additions. When dough begins
to get hard to stir, pour onto well-floured
board and knead for about 5 minutes, until smooth
and elastic. Add small amounts of flour as needed
but do not let it get too stiff.
in a greased bowl and turn greased side up.
Cover and let rise in warm area.
electric oven, place a cake pan filled with
about 1 inch of hot water on the rack underneath
the bowl in the cold oven.
gas stove set near pilot light. Let rise until
double, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
dough, fold sides of dough inward and turn dough
over. Let rise again until about double, about
30 to 45 minutes.
hands for easier handling. Place dough on lightly
floured board and cut in half with a sharp knife.
Let rest, covered for another 10 minutes.
each half into an oval, fold in half lengthwise.
Flatten over dough to get out air bubbles. Lift
dough by ends and pull slightly slapping table
several times to elongate to about 15 x 15 inches.
Bring the 2 ends in your hand to center, overlapping
them and seal them by pressing down firmly with
knuckles. Tuck under sides and seal to make
a nice loaf.
in 2 greased bread pans; brush tops lightly
with margarine. Let rise again until double,
about 1 hour.
loaves in oven not touching each other or sides
of oven. Start with cold oven and bake for 25
to 30 minutes until tops are nicely browned.
from pan immediately and let cool on wire racks.
Brush tops with butter.