Carla’s White Bread

(from ldum’s recipe box)

My favorite of all white bread recipes and the first one I made by hand.

Source: Carla Emery from her book: The Encyclopedia of Country Living (from RecipeThing user javamama)

Prep time: 60 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves 16 people


  • 1 c. milk
  • 6 T. sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 6 T. margarine or butter
  • 3 c. lukewarm water
  • 2 pkg. yeast
  • about 5 c. white flour


  1. Scald 1 c. milk until there is a little rim of bubbles around the edge of

  2. the pan.

  3. Add 6 T. sugar, 2 tsp. salt, and 6 T. margarine or butter to the hot milk.

  4. When the mixture has cooled to lukewarm, proceed.

  5. Into your big bread bowl, measure 3 c. lukewarm water. Dissolve 2 pkg. yeast

  6. in the water.

  7. Add the milk mixture and about 5 c. white flour. Mix until smooth.

  8. Keep adding flour until you have a kneadable dough.

  9. Flour your breadboard, turn the dough out onto it, and commence kneading.

  10. Allow the dough to continue to absorb flour,a nd knead until smooth and

  11. elastic.

  12. When it is ready, let it rest while you wash out the mixing bowl, dry it,

  13. and then grease it inside very lightly. Put your dough into the greased

  14. bowl, turning it once to grease the top. Cover with a dishtowel and leaven

  15. in a warm place until it doubles in bulk.

  16. Punch down. Prepare 4 bread pans. Cut the dough carefully into 4 sections.

  17. Take 1 section at a time and fold under to turn in the severed edges, seal,

  18. and shape into a loaf. Put each loaf into a bread pan. Cover and let rise

  19. again until doubled in bulk. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven about 30

  20. minutes!

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