Basic Homemade Bread Recipe

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This recipe updated on March 30, 2021 (Published on Mar 31, 2017)

Basic Homemade Bread Recipe – A delicious bread with a very light center with crunchy crust. You may substitute butter or vegetable oil for the lard if you wish.

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Basic Homemade Bread Recipe

  • Author: Arleena Young
  • Prep Time: 20 Mins
  • Cook Time: 2 Hours 10 Mins
  • Total Time: 2 Hours 30 Mins
  • Yield: 20 (2 9x5 inch loaves) 1x

Description

Basic Homemade Bread Recipe – A delicious bread with a very light center with crunchy crust. You may substitute butter or vegetable oil for the lard if you wish.


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Ingredients

2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
3 tablespoons white sugar
2 ½ cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
3 tablespoons lard, softened
1 tablespoon salt
6 ½ cups bread flour


Instructions

Step 1
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Stir in lard, salt and two cups of the flour. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 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 8 minutes.

Step 2
Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

Step 3
Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into two equal pieces and form into loaves. Place the loaves into two lightly greased 9×5 inch loaf pans. Cover the loaves with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes.

Step 4
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

Step 5
Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when tapped.


Keywords: Bread recipes

Recipe by: allrecipes.com

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