8 cups steaming hot water Flour As Needed ~ After other ingredients are mixed
3 cups powdered milk
1 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon Salt
3/4 cup shortening
Place these five ingredients in your mixer ~
1 cup luke warm water
Add 2 Tablespoons yeast in water and stir slightly, let it get frothy and bubbly.
Then add to above mixture, (when mixture has cooled to luke warm). Do not add it to the mixture before it has cooled or it will scald your yeast and the bread will not rise.
Mix all ingredients together. Then slowly add flour until the dough starts to pull away from the mixers bowl. If you have a Bosch mixer, let the mixer mix the dough for 6 minutes. If not, you are still able to make great bread. Just mix it really good by hand.
Then remove dough from the mixer and place in a air-tight bowl and let rise until double. Punch the dough down and get all the air out, then let it raise again. Then divide in eight even portions. Place in pans, let rise until double and then bake in a 350 degree oven until golden brown.
*Note ~ I like to bake this recipe 4 loaves at a time. So I form the first four loaves and pan them. Then I wait until the loaves are almost ready for the oven and form the last four loaves. The bread cooks more evenly this way.
Nothing smells like love as much as hot home-made bread!!