So I said I would do bread for the next recipe. Every week or so, depending on how often we need it, I make bread. I don't buy it at the store. I now have the time to make it at home, and it saves money. And it's super tasty.
The recipe I use is also my mother-in-laws, same as the cookies. It makes 4 loaves, but I only have 2 loaf pans, so I get 3 huge loaves!
7 cups flour
2 Tbsp powdered milk
2/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp salt
2 Tbsp yeast.
5 1/2 cups hot water
6 Tbsp oil
Add 6 more cups of flour, mix and then put dough into well-oiled bowl.
Let rise until doubled (about 45 mins.)
Punch down and let rise 40 mins.
(This may be gross, but I put a bit of oil on my hands every time I punch the dough down. Less of it gets on my hands.) Punch down, let rise 20 mins. Punch down, let rise 15 mins (this is when I turn on the oven-350 degrees). Place dough on clean surface, cut into 4 pieces and place in loaf pans. (Like I said I only do 3.) Place in oven and bake 30 mins. Take out of oven and place on wire baking sheet to cool, about 10 mins. Take out of pans and enjoy! (I keep one loaf out and put the other's in gallon sized bags and freeze them)
And then I make awesome grilled cheese!