Fluffy white bread

Christi Cook

By
@standinglynx

I got the base of this recipe from some Amish friends and added my own touch.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

3 Hr 30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

2 1/4 tsp
active dry yeast
1/2 c
warm water
1/3 c
sugar
2 tsp
salt
2 c
warm water
2 1/2 Tbsp
melted shortening
6-7 c
all-purpose unbleached flour
5 tsp
vital wheat gluten

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water.
2
In large bowl, combine sugar, salt, water, and shortening. Add yeast mixture. Gradually add 6 cups of the flour, (add gluten mixed with the flour)to form a soft dough. Spray your hands with oil to keep bread from sticking. Turn onto floured surface and knead until smooth. It can seem a bit gooey sometimes depending on humidity. It's ok to save the 7th cup to sprinkle on the cutting board and the dough to make a nice ball.
3
Place in greased bowl. Cover and let rise about 2 hrs. (Note: I've learned that if you don't have a warm oven handy you can place the dough (covered) in a sun beam on your counter. I've, also, used the non-stick foil to cover it with success. If you use plastic wrap, make sure to spray it with no-stick spray.
4
After it has risen, punch down. (You can tell it is ready if you gently put your fingers into the dough and the marks remain.)Divide into 2 portions and form loaves.Place in greased bread pans. Prick tops with a fork. Let rise until higher than pans (about 2 hrs.)
5
Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Butter tops of loaves. (You can, also, drizzle lightly with honey and then butter.) Place pans on side until loosened. Remove bread and cool completely.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #white, #flour, #unbleached