White bread. . .
Place ingredients in mixing bowl in the order given (yeast must be on top of the flour!)
1/4 cup milk powder (I used actual milk because I didn’t have milk powder, but it does change how much flour you use. You’ll need more)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1 tablespoon salt
2 1/2 cups hot water
5 cups flour ( you can add 1 or more cups if needed)
2 tablespoons quick rise (instant) yeast
Start mixing with 5 cups of flour and add more flour until desired consistency is reached ( soft but not sticky)
Beat on med/high for 5 minutes (this eliminates the need to knead by hand!)
Remove bowl from mixer and cover with a clean cloth. Let rise for 30-45 minutes (I usually go for the full 45 minutes)
Punch down. Form three balls and let rest on a lightly floured surface for 10 minutes,
Form three loaves of bread or 30 buns. (this dough could also be used to make cinnamon buns)
Let rise for 30-45 minutes.
Bake for 15-18 minutes at 375 degrees F.
*And Chandra, the loaf pans are not doubled. These are the new ones I bought. They are Wilton brand 21.6×11.4×6.35 cm / 8.5×4.5×2.5 inches.
They work very well.
Any one notice how I used the same pictures as yesterday? Tricky aren’t I?