Friday, October 15, 2010

Swedish Brown Bread

Our first pastorate was at Andice, Texas. We would leave on Friday after school and go to Andice Baptist Church where Jud would preach and visit. Ann Howland used to make this bread.  I got the recipe from her and made it successfully one time, but the next time, I put the yeast in while it was too hot and killed the yeast. I ruined all this dough. At the time we were making $50 per week and our gas money had to come out of that.  I hadn't made it since.  Yesterday I decided that it was time to try it again.

Printable Recipe:
2 cups milk
2 cups water
2 teaspoons salt
1 heaping tablespoon shortening
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup molasses -I used dark Karo syrup
Mix these ingredients and let it come to a boil. Cool to lukewarm. (this is very important) Add 2 packages dry yeast dissolved in 1/2 cup lukewarm water. Add enough flour to work (5 pounds less 2 cups) the mixture. Allow this to stand until it rises to twice it's size. Work down, and let rise again to twice it's size. Work down, and cut into 4 equal pieces.  Knead a little and put into loaf pans that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Allow to rise to twice it's size. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Brush on all sides with butter.

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