Grandma Carter's Bread

Grandma Carter's Bread Recipe

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Jacque Hodges

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She made this bread every day of her life until she had to go to assisted living. She lived to be 105 so I know the recipe is very old.

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Serves:
2 loaves
Prep:
6 Hr
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

5 c
flour
2 c
water
2 pkg
yeast, cake
1/2 c
shortening
1 Tbsp
salt
3/4 c
sugar

How to Make Grandma Carter's Bread

Step-by-Step

  • 1Mix dry ingredients, cut in shortening. Make a hollow in the center of the dry ingredients.
  • 2Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add to the center of the flour mixture.
  • 3Knead until smooth and elastic, adding more flour as needed. This takes longer than you think it should.
  • 4Put in greased bowl and cover. Raise in warm place until double.
  • 5Punch down and turn. Raise again to double.
  • 6Make into rolls or loaves. Let raise again.
  • 7Bake at 375 degrees until golden and sound hollow when tapped.
  • 8Remove from pans to cool. Rub tops with butter while still hot.
  • 9This is the recipe exactly as she told it to me. If you've never made bread before, I would try a different recipe with more detail first. She was better at showing us what to do than explaining all the steps. She's been gone for 10 years now and I think of her every time I make this.

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About Grandma Carter's Bread

Course/Dish: Other Breads