Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Granny Bread

After a few requests, here is the bread recipe from my grandmother.  This is from a cookbook that she wrote for me when I got married.  She put some weird things in the recipe and I'm not one to edit for content, so here goes:

Basic White Bread
This recipe sounds complicated, but it's not & you can use this dough for lots of things

3 C of unbleached all-purpose flour or bread flour
2tsp. instant yeast
1 1/4 tsp. salt I just fill the spoon really full
3 T. sugar
4 T. softened butter
1/4 C non-fat dry milk
1/4 C instant potato flakes instant mashed potatoes
1 1/8C luke warm water

Combine all ingredients in your large mixer bowl and put in your dough hook.  Beat on med. speed for 6 min.  Dough should clean bowl sides.  If dough is sticky, add flour in small amounts.  This dough should be smooth and soft. It's my favorite dough! Put in a greased glass bowl - one side first and then turn it over so both sides will be greased.  Cover with a light cloth and let rise about an hour.  Transfer to a lightly greased surface (I just use my counter top and some Crisco).  Punch down and shape in an 8" log and put in a grased loaf pan.  Cover with sprayed plastic wrap for about an hour or until the loaf is about an inch above the edoge of the pan.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35-40 min.  Tent with foil for the last 15 min to prevent over-browning.  When it comes out of the oven, turn out immediately and cool bottom-side down on a wire rack.  If you want the crust to be soft, place a clean dish towel over hot breast ast it cools.

There you go....you can now make this:

Compliments of this crazy lady....

Please excuse my lovely bikini bod in the background!


  1. OOOH this recipe looks like a great one!!

  2. What a great recipe. That's so neat that she made you a cookbook when you got married. I was going through recipes when I found the caramel recipe my grandma had gave me... the recipe was entitled "old fashioned caramel recipe that I stole from a lady who owned a candy shop." lol I loved it.


  3. haaaa, you wrote, "put towel over hot breast". oh lord that's funny!

  4. haaaaaaaa...grammer! oh how i miss thee. i am hoping to see yall at the beach this year. she gave me a few recipes with my wedding gift as well. they all involve shortening. which is why they are so delicious, but also why i don't ever make them :(

  5. Ahhhhhhhh, Elizabeth beat me to the hot breast comment.