Grandma Carter's Bread

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Jacque Hodges
from Tempe, AZ

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.

serves 2 loaves
prep time 6 Hr
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients

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

  • 1
    Mix dry ingredients, cut in shortening. Make a hollow in the center of the dry ingredients.
  • 2
    Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add to the center of the flour mixture.
  • 3
    Knead until smooth and elastic, adding more flour as needed. This takes longer than you think it should.
  • 4
    Put in greased bowl and cover. Raise in warm place until double.
  • 5
    Punch down and turn. Raise again to double.
  • 6
    Make into rolls or loaves. Let raise again.
  • 7
    Bake at 375 degrees until golden and sound hollow when tapped.
  • 8
    Remove from pans to cool. Rub tops with butter while still hot.
  • 9
    This 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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