White bread recipe

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
6½ \N To 7 cups all-purpose flour
2 packs \"Instant Dry Yeast\"
3 tablespoons Sugar
1 tablespoon Salt
1¼ cup Water
1 cup Milk
2 tablespoons Shortening

A white bread recipe that's worth a blue ribbon! Oven 400 In large mixer bowl, combine 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt; mix well. In saucepan, heat water, milk and shortening until warm (120-130 degrees); shortening does not need to melt. Add to flour mixture. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, gradually stir in enough ramaining flour to make a firm dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic, 5 to 8 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover; allow to rise in warm place until light and doubled, about 1 hour.

Punch down dough. Divide into 12 parts. On lightly floured surface roll or pat each half to a 14 x 7 inch rectangle. Starting with shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing dough into roll with each turn. Pinch edges and ends to seal. Place in greased 9 x 5 or 8 x 4 inch bread pans. Cover; allow to rise in warm place until double, about 30 minutes. Bake at 400 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pans and You know the rest!

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