*It tastes WAY better!!
*It is better for you.
*It is not hard to make and it only takes a couple minutes, don’t believe those who tell you any different.
*It is more filling.
*It makes your whole house smell cozy.
*It makes a great gift on the run.
I’m sure there are many other reasons to make your own, but these do it for me!
Here is our ( Seven gave me her recipe & I love it, so I now consider it ‘ours’) recipe just in case you don’t already have your own favourite and want an easy sneezy yummy thing to do in the next day or two. Don’t worry, if you can’t use 4 loaves up in the next day or two, it freezes really well. :)
Homemade White Bread- 4 loaves:
Dissolve 2 tsp of sugar in 1 cup warm water. Add 4 1/2 (2 packages) of yeast. Let sit for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile scald 2 Cups Milk (I like to use sour milk now).
In large bowl, put 1/4 Cup sugar, 4 tsp Salt, 1/4 Cup Shortening, 1 cup warm water. Pour Milk over these and stir until shortening melts.
Once yeast has risen for the 10 minutes stir with a fork and mix into bowl.
Add 4-5 Cups flour and stir briskly until all combined. Add another 5 cups or so, kneading to ‘perfect consistency’ (you just have to do it a time or two to know how you like it.)
Lightly oil a large bowl (or 9×13 pan is what I use), make sure dough rolls around in oil and cover bowl with damp cloth to let raise 1 hour.
Take it out of bowl and cut into 4 equal loaves. Knead each piece into a loaf shape and place in a greased bread pan. Cover pans with damp cloth again and let raise 1 hour.
Bake at 400* for 30 minutes.
Turn onto cooling rack.
Brush with butter if desired.
Let me know if you tried it. :)