Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Homemade Bread

This recipe came from R.C. Bair, a lady that I grew up with that still bakes bread all the time. I'm not much of a bread baker but I should give it a try more often :) This recipe is easy and really good! I used fresh ground whole wheat flour but white flour works as well.

6 T. sugar
1 T. saf-instant yeast
6 T. shortening or softened margarine
7 cups flour
1 12 oz. can evaporated milk plus enough warm water to equal 5 cups liquid.

Measure the above ingredients into a mixer. Mix for several minutes, then add 1 T. salt and additional flour until dough pulls away from sides of the mixing bowl. (Approx. 4-7 more cups depending on flour and consistency). Let rise until double in size. Dive into 4 equal parts. Place in greased bread pans. Let rise again and then bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.


  1. Okay, I have to admit I am a major stalker and came across your cooking blog through Jason's facebook page. I am a total and complete sucker for recipe blogs, so I was going through, pinning a bunch of these and I saw that you know RC Bair!!! She is my relative, and I know you are from Washington because your husband used to bring back the most divine cherries in the world and share them with my husband (also named Jason, worked at PMI together). So my mouth just dropped open when I saw the name R.C. Bair!! I will have to try this bread. I feel a kinship to it. Ha ha. Thanks for the great recipes, your tastes are very similar to mine!

  2. It's so fun to make connections! How awesome that you are related to the Bairs! What a great family! I'm glad you got to experience the best cherries in the world! My dad just retired and sold his farm so I'm feeling a little panicked this year about how I'm going to get my fresh fruit :). Thanks for leaving a note! Hope you enjoy some of these recipes.