White Bread

Ingredients

3 cups scalded milk
6 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon salt
6 tablespoons butter
1 cup cold water
2 packages (scant tablespoon each) active dry yeast
12 cups flour

Instructions

Scald milk and add honey, salt, and butter. Add cold water to cool the mixture. When mixture is lukewarm, add yeast and stir to dissolve. Add about 4 cups of the flour and stir with a wire whip until smooth. Gradually add 7 more cups of flour, mIxing well. Turn out onto a board floured with the remaining 1 cup of flour and knead dough for 10 minutes, using minimal extra flour. Let rise in a greased bowl, covered, until doubled. Punch down, shape into loaves, and place in greased bread pans. Let rise again, then bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped.

Yield: 

Makes 4 large or 6 smaller loaves.

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