This recipe takes approximately 7 cups of flour.
Mix for sponge:
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons sugar
2 packages dry yeast
Mix together in a bowl with 1 1/2 cups of flour until smooth. Cover and let rise until doubled, approximately 30 minutes.
Heat 1 cup of milk (scald)
Add to milk:
2 tablespoons sugar, 1 tablespoon salt
3 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
When sponge is ready, mix down, add cooled milk mixture and flour, enough to form soft dough. Knead until smooth, 8 to 10 minutes. Place in a large greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled, approximately 30 minutes.
Punch down, shape and put in 2 or 3 bread pans, let rise 30 minutes.
Bake 400 degrees Fahrenheit, 30 minutes, remove from pans and cool
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"This is one of the easier and best recipes for homemade bread," Schellhammer wrote. "And I have given it to many over the years who still use it - thanks to Virginia Reighard."