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White Bread

1 envelope yeast
1 1/2 quarts water
2 tablespoons sugar
4 1/2 quarts flour, sifted
2 tablespoons lard, melted
1 tablespoon salt

Dissolve the yeast and sugar in 1 quart of lukewarm water, add 1 1/2 quarts of sifted flour. Beat well. Cover and set aside to rise for about 1 1/2 hours.

When well risen add the pint of lukewarm water, lard , salt, and the rest of the flour to make a moderately firm dough.. Knead thoroughly; place in greased bowl. Cover and let rise 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Mould into loaves and place in well greased loaf pans. Cover and let rise for about 1 hour. Bake 40 to 50 minutes reducing the heat after the first 10 minutes.

Source: Mary Dean

 

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