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New Year's Bread

Published: December 2, 2013 12:00 AM
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*2 cup milk, scalded

*1/2 cup sugar

*1/2 cup shortening

or butter

*2 pkg. yeast

*7-7 1/2 cups flour

*2 eggs

*1 tsp. salt


1. Combine sugar, shortening and salt. Pour hot milk into mixture to melt shortening.

2. Combine yeast with 1/4 cup warm water and set aside.

3. Add 2 cups flour to milk mixture and then beat in the eggs, yeast mixture and 2 cups more flour. Stir in the rest of the flour. Mixture will be a little sticky.

4. Knead for a few minutes and let rise in bowl until doubled, 1-2 hours.

5. Punch down, roll out and cut into three strips. Braid. Let rise another 1-2 hours.

6. Bake at 375° for 15-25 minutes. This makes a wonderful sweet bread.

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