How to Make Great Grandma's Bread

I always loved visiting my Great Grandma's house. She had the most fantastic bread waiting for us every time we came. Biting into this bread brought me right back there.

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How to Make Great Grandma's Bread Recipe
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Add first three ingredients to a small bowl and let sit for 1 hour.

Add first three ingredients to a small bowl and let sit for 1 hour.

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Be sure the bowl is big enough to allow for some expansion.

Be sure the bowl is big enough to allow for some expansion.

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Potato water made by boiling a couple baking potatoes, needs to be luke warm.
Add the yeast mixture to the potato water and stir to combine.

Potato water made by boiling a couple baking potatoes, needs to be luke warm. Add the yeast mixture to the potato water and stir to combine.

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Sift 12 cups of flour and salt together I large bowl...I probably should've used a bigger one. Pour the potato water over and mix with your hands.

Sift 12 cups of flour and salt together I large bowl...I probably should've used a bigger one. Pour the potato water over and mix with your hands.

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Cover with a damp towel and let rise about 1 hour.  Knead in the bowl and cover and let rise for another hour. I put a bowl of boiling water next to the bowl of dough and covered both with the towel.

Cover with a damp towel and let rise about 1 hour. Knead in the bowl and cover and let rise for another hour. I put a bowl of boiling water next to the bowl of dough and covered both with the towel.

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Sprinkle some flour on the counter and dump the dough onto the floured surface. Knead and separate into four parts. Sprinkle flour in the bottom of 4 bread pans. Shape and place the dough in each pan

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Bake at 375 degrees until the crust is golden, then turn down to 350 for a total of 45 minutes. Pull the bread out and let cool on a rack. Enjoy the beautiful smells filling your house!

Bake at 375 degrees until the crust is golden, then turn down to 350 for a total of 45 minutes. Pull the bread out and let cool on a rack. Enjoy the beautiful smells filling your house!

Ingredients

1 Packet yeast 
8 Ounces Luke warm water 
1 Tablespoon Sugar 
12 Cups Flour, sifted 
24 Ounces Potato water 
1 Tablespoon Salt 
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