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4-H demonstration bread recipe

Lobo <lobo119@gmail.com>
Fri, 9 Mar 2012 11:27:25 -0700
Back in the 50s and 60s, I was in 4-H and every summer participated 
in a competitive bread baking demonstration.  We would all gather at 
the school at the county seat and bake one loaf of bread in front of judges.

I did not keep the recipe because I have since obtained better 
recipes.  Current 4-H leaders where I lived then reported all the 
files were cleaned out before they came on the job and the recipe is 
not in their current files.

Today I'm teaching a little girl to bake bread and I don't like the 
recipe I found which follows ... I found it on the internet.  It 
tastes boring (but I usually make sourdough, so that may be why I 
find it bland).  Also I cannot get more than 2.25 to 2.5 cups of 
flour into it, so it will be a smaller loaf than I want.  If I put in 
all 4 it would be a brick, I'm sure!  Does anyone have a really tasty 
one-loaf (1.5 lb preferred) recipe?  If you would email it to me as 
well as to the list, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

Mrs. ---- Peterson wrote she obtained this recipe in 1922 at a 4-H meeting:
1 cup of water, lukewarm
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 tablespoon of shortening
1 teaspoon of salt
1 package of dry yeast
4 cups of sifted flour

Put water, sugar, yeast, shortening and salt in a bowl to dissolve. 
Add 1/2 c flour.  Allow to rest 15 minutes.  Add additional flour or 
enough that the dough doesn't stick to the hands when kneaded.  Let 
rise until double in bulk and grease top (Can punch down and let rise 
again.)  Form into loaf and let rise until double in bulk.  Bake in 
350 degree oven for 40 to 50 minutes.  Makes 1 loaf.