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perfect white bread mix in a jar

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Recipe by
Stormy Stewart
Mio, MI

This is a great way to get someone to make their first loaf of bread.

(1 rating)
yield 1 loaf, 12 servings
prep time 15 Min

Ingredients For perfect white bread mix in a jar

  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 3 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    active dry yeast -- (1 package)

How To Make perfect white bread mix in a jar

  • 1
    Using a large spoon, transfer flour into a one quart canning jar. It is helpful to tap jar lightly on a padded surface (towel on counter) as you fill jar to make flour fit in jar. Place salt and sugar in a small zip baggie and set with un-opened yeast packet on top of flour mixture, and screw lid onto jar.
  • 2
    Plan to store this mix in a cool, dry place.
  • 3
    Use scissors to cut a 9 inch circle from fabric of your choice. Center fabric circle over lid and secure with a rubber band. Tie on a raffia or ribbon bow to cover the rubber band. Attach the following directions:
  • 4
    The Perfect White Bread Add to make bread: 1 1/4 cups Milk, 1% low fat -- scalded 1 1/2 tablespoons Vegetable Shortening Remove Salt/Sugar & Yeast packets from jar and set aside. In a small saucepan, scald 1 1/4 cups Milk, then add 1 1/2 Tbsp. Vegetable Shortening, and contents of Salt/Sugar packet. Set aside until warm (105 - 110 degrees F). Sprinkle yeast onto warm mixture and stir to dissolve. Add 2 cups of flour from jar to mixture and mix with electric beaters until smooth (about 2 minutes), scraping bowl often. Let rise, covered for 45 minutes in a warm place. Gradually add one cup of flour from jar to batter, mixing to make a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface and using the remaining flour from the jar, mix in as needed to keep dough from sticking, and knead for 12 - 15 minutes. Place in a lightly greased bowl, then turn over to grease the top. Cover, and let rise in a warm place for 20 minutes. Knead in bowl 20 times, then turn over and knead for 2 minutes. Let rise 20 minutes again. Repeat same kneading process one more time, then turn onto a floured surface and let raise for 20 more minutes. Shape dough into a loaf and place into a greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch loaf pan. Let rise until double (45 minutes). Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 - 50 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Cool out of pan on a cooling rack.

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