Mom's Bread Recipe

In large mixing bowl:


  • 2 packages or 2 Tbsp. yeast in 1 cup warm water
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar


Let rise. Add 4 cups warm water in large bowl. Stir. Add enough flour to make soft spongy dough. Cover. Let rise until it falls (about 1 hour). It is ready to use.


For a Sweet Bread:

To the sponge mixture add and beat well:


  • 3 cups warm water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. melted shortening
  • Dash of cinnamon


Add enough flour to make good elastic dough. Cover. Let rise once to double bulk. Punch down. Let rise again, shape into dinner rolls, cinnamon rolls, or coffee cakes. Let rise in well greased pans. Bake 30 minutes in 350 degree F oven.

For White Bread:

Use very large mixing bowl. To sponge add 5-7 cup warm water depending upon how many loaves of bread you want. Add:


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. melted shortening
  • 2 Tbsp. salt


Stir well. Add enough flour to make good elastic dough. This recipe is quite large and needs a very large mixing bowl. Cover dough and let rise once. Push down and let rise again. Shape into loaves. Put into well greased 9x5 inch bread pans. Let double in size and bake 10 minutes at 425 degrees F and 35-40 minutes at 325 degrees F.

By Robin from Washington, IA


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March 21, 20130 found this helpful

A general amount of flour should be shown. Seems like too much water. Not a clear recipe.

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