recipe from: iheartnaptime.com (click link to see more pictures)
- 2 cups warm water
- 2 1/2 tsp yeast
- 1/2 TB sugar
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 TB salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk
- 5-7 cups of flour, (bread, white or wheat will work) (can use more if needed)
- 1 TB shortening or cooking spray
- 1 TB butter (to top bread)
- Place the yeast and sugar in a small bowl. Pour the warm water (not too hot) over the yeast mixture and let it sit for 15-20 minutes, or until nice and bubbly.
- Combine melted butter, sugar, evaporated milk and salt into a large mixing bowl. When your yeast mixture is ready add them together and mix.
- If you are using a stand mixer put on your bread hook and then pour in 3 cups of flour. If not you can stir/knead it as well. Then add in 1 cup of flour at a time and mix. When you get to 5 cups of flour in the bowl, add in 1/2 cup more of flour at a time until the dough is no longer sticking to the sides. You'll know it's ready when your fingers no longer stick to the dough.
- Then cover the ball of dough and sides of the bowl with shortening and cover the bowl with a warm towel. Set by the window and allow it it rise (approx 1.5 hours). When it has risen over the bowl punch it down and place on a floured service.
- Knead the dough for 2-3 minutes.
- Cut dough into two pieces and roll them out into a rectangle. Roll the dough up and place into 2 greased bread pans.
- Let the bread rise again, and when it looks like a good loaf of bread place them in the oven at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. When the bread is done, coat the top with butter and remove onto a cooling rack.