My Own Homemade Bread

Makes two loaves

Ingredients

1/2 cup milk 8 tbsp. sugar 2 tsp. salt 1 stick butter 1 1/2 cups cool water 3 tbsp. dry yeast 6 cups sifted flour

Nutritional information

No nutrition information available

Instructions

In a small sauce pan scald milk together with sugar, salt and butter. Add cool water to milk mixture; set aside. In a mixing bowl combine 3 cups flour with yeast and add milk water mixture. Bead with mixer to smooth. Add 2 cups flour and kneed to smooth texture, about 5 minutes. I kneed in container. Cover, and let rise to double. Punch down, turn out on flour covered foil, divide dough in half. Knead with remaining flour and shape each half into a loaf; place in 2 greased 9x5x3 pan. Let rise until doubled, approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Bake in 375 degree oven for 25-30 minutes. Brush top of hot loaves with melted butter; remove from pans and cool on wire rack.