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Heckers Ceresota All Purpose Flour. Unbleached Forever!

Heckers Ceresota All Puropose Flour. Unbleached Forever!

Recipes - One Big Beautiful Loaf
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  • 1 pkg. Active dry yeast, or 1 yeast cake (3/5 oz.) compressed
  • 2/3 cup Water
  • 2/3 cup Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Shortening
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
  • 3 1/2-4 cups Sifted Ceresota/Heckers Unbleached Flour
  1. Dissolve active dry yeast in warm water (105º-115º) or compressed in lukewarm (80º-85º) water.
  2. Scald milk; add sugar, shortening and salt.
  3. Cool to lukewarm, add to yeast.
  4. Add flour gradually, mixing with spoon, then with hands until well-blended.
  5. Place on lightly floured board; knead until smooth and elastic.
  6. Place in greased bowl; rub top with shortening; cover with damp cloth.
  7. Let rise in warm place (80º-85º) until double in bulk (1 1/2 to 2 hours).
  8. Punch down; cover; let rise again until almost double (30-40 minutes).
  9. Form into loaf and place in well-greased 9x5x3-inch bread pan.
  10. Rub top with shortening; cover; let rise in warm place until sides of dough reach top of pan and center is well-rounded (about 50 minutes).
  11. Bake in pre-heated hot oven (425º) about 30 minutes or until tests done.
  12. Remove from pan; cool on rack.
  13. If soft crust is desired, brush with butter before cooling.

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