Sure! Here’s a recipe for Grandma’s Country White Bread:
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
- 2 cups warm water (about 110°F/43°C)
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm water and yeast. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until the yeast is activated and starts to foam.
- Add the sugar, salt, and softened butter to the yeast mixture. Stir until the butter is melted and the ingredients are well combined.
- Gradually add the flour, one cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. Continue adding flour until the dough becomes too stiff to stir.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it for about 8-10 minutes, or until it becomes smooth and elastic. You may need to add a little more flour if the dough is too sticky.
- Grease a large mixing bowl with the vegetable oil. Place the kneaded dough into the bowl and turn it around to coat it with oil. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let the dough rise in a warm place for about 1-2 hours, or until it doubles in size.
- After the dough has risen, punch it down to release the air. Turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it again for a few minutes to remove any remaining air bubbles.
- Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a loaf. You can either use loaf pans or shape them into round or oval loaves and place them on a greased baking sheet.
- Cover the loaves with a clean kitchen towel and let them rise for another 30-45 minutes, or until they have risen to the desired size.
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Bake the loaves for about 25-30 minutes, or until they turn golden brown and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.
- Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack before slicing.
Enjoy Grandma’s Country White Bread with butter, jam, or any toppings of your choice!