My Best White Bread

I’ve been making this recipe for years and it’s the softest homemade bread ever! ♥️

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 oz dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup water (warm)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 2 cups milk (warm)
  • 2 1/2 tbsps shortening
  • 6-7 cups AP or bread flour
  • 1/8-1/4 cup butter

DIRECTIONS

  1. Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water, let sit about 10 mins
  2. In a large bowl combine sugar, salt, 2 cups of milk and shortening.
  3. Stir in yeast mixture
  4. Gradually add flour to make a soft dough
  5. Turn onto floured surface and knead until smooth
  6. Place in a greased bowl and cover and let rise about two hours
  7. Punch down and divide into 2 portions to form loaves
  8. Place in greased 9×5 loaf pans and prick tops with a fork
  9. Cover and let rise until higher than pans (about 2 hours)
  10. Bake at 375F for about 25-30 mins.
  11. Cool for ten mins and rub butter all over the tops of loaves
  12. Place pans on sides until loosened, then remove bread from pans and cool completely.

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