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{Memiere’s} Homemade Bread

My favorite way to eat Memiere's Homemade Bread is right out of the oven while it's still warm with butter melting into the nooks and crannies. My father loves to toast his in the morning for breakfast. Any way you slice it, it's delicious! :)
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Servings 5 Loaves
Calories 133kcal
Author Nicole Crocker


  • 2 Packages Dry yeast
  • 5 1/2 Cups Lukewarm water
  • 2 Tablespoons Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Scalded milk
  • 1/4 Cup Shortening
  • 1 ,5 pound bag plus 1 Cup All purpose flour


  • In a large bowl, soak the yeast for approximately 15 minutes in the lukewarm water and salt.
  • Add the sugar, scalded milk, and shortening. Sift the flour into the water mixture in batches, mixing with your hand to incorporate. (Yup! You're gonna get messy!) Continue until all the flour except for 1 cup is added.
  • Remove from bowl and knead for 20-25 minutes on a floured surface. Continue to add the 1 cup of flour as needed.
  • Place in a greased bowl and cover with a dish towel. Let it sit in a warm dark place for 90 minutes. The dough should double in size.
  • Punch down and roll dough into a long log. Cut into 5 equal pieces. Place each piece in a greased loaf pan. Cover pans and let rise in a warm dark place for another 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 Degrees F.
  • Place pans in oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from pans immediately and place on cooling rack. (Very important or moisture will develop and soak into the bottom of bread and ruin it)


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 2816mg | Potassium: 58mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 0.1mg