Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Historic Nauvoo Bread Recipe

I've been away for 2 weeks on an LDS church history tour. While in Nauvoo we were able to visit the Family Living Center. Here we saw demonstratins of weaving, learned how to make a barrel and pottery and even got to sample bread. When I tasted the bread and found out there was a recipe for it online I thought this would be my next blog post. It was yummy.

Nauvoo Bread

5 cups hot water
1 ½ Tbs salt
½ cup potato flakes
½ cup oil or shortening
½ cup sugar
2 Tbs yeast
1 cup powdered milk
5 cups whole wheat flour
5 – 9 cups white flour

Combine hot water, shortening, potato flakes, powdered milk, and sugar. Stir to dissolve shortening. When temperature is tepid, add yeast. Mix in 5 cups whole wheat flour and salt. Stir to a smooth sponge. Add white flour to make smooth and elastic dough while kneading for 15 minutes. Let rise until double (about 1 hour), punch down and let rise again. Shape into loaves and allow to rise. Bake in 375 degree over for about 35 minutes.

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