Fresh Yeast Bread

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Pre-slice and freeze these loaves. Then simply defrost, heat and rub butter over top for a 'fresh out of the oven' taste.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
72
Yield:
6 - 9x5 inch loaves

Ingredients

  • 2 (0.6 ounce) cakes compressed fresh yeast

  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 4 cups hot water

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 15 cups bread flour

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand 10 minutes.

  2. In a very large bowl, combine hot water, white sugar, salt and shortening. Stir to dissolve shortening; let cool to lukewarm. Add the yeast mixture and 6 cups of flour; beat well. Stir in the remaining flour, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 15 minutes.

  3. Lightly oil two large bowls Divide the dough in half and place each half in a bowl; turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

  4. Deflate dough, form into rounds and let rise again until doubled, about 30 minutes.

  5. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into six equal pieces and form into loaves. Place the loaves into six lightly greased 9x5 inch loaf pans. Cover the loaves and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  6. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, until loaves are golden brown and bottoms sound hollow when tapped.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

124 Calories
2g Fat
23g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 72
Calories 124
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 98mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 31mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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