Homemade Bread
  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup lukewarm water
  • 1 cup powdered non-fat milk
  • 4 cups unbleached flour
  • 4 cups lukewarm water
  • ⅓ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 5 teaspoons salt
  • 8 cups unbleached flour
  1. Combine yeast, sugar, and the ½ cup lukewarm water in a small bowl. Let it sit until it foams, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a very large bowl, put powdered milk, 4 cups of the flour, and 4 cups lukewarm water. Add yeast mixture, Stir with a sturdy wooden spoon until well-blended. Cover and let sit in a warm place for 1 hour.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.. Cover and let sit until double in bulk, between two and four hours.
  4. Turn out onto a floured work surface and divide into four parts. Dough will be sticky. Shape each part into a loaf, working out any air bubbles. Put into four greased 9-by-5-inch loaf pans. Cover and let sit until double, about one hour.
  5. Bake loaves at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until golden and bread sounds hollow when tapped. Remove bread from pans and cool on wire racks.
Recipe by The Culinary Cellar at http://theculinarycellar.com/got-yeast-make-this-bread/