There’s nothing like melted butter on fresh bread. This homestyle recipe for bread takes some time but the results are worth the wait. This is a sweet bread that goes well with peanut butter and jam. Instead, leave out the fruit and serve it with a steaming bowl of soup or spicy chili and you have a hearty meal for a cold winter day.
Heat and scald the milk. Add sugar, salt, shortening, and scalded milk together. Stir until shortening is melted. Cool to lukewarm
Dissolve 2 tsp sugar in warm water and sprinkle yeast on top Let stand for 10 minutes then stir.
Add to lukewarm milk mixture and stir in eggs. add 3 cups of flour and blend until smooth. Gradually add the remaining flour until incorporated. Do not overmix
Turn dough onto a lightly floured board and kneed for seven minutes until the dough is smooth. Put in a lightly greased bowl. Grease top and coer with a clean towel to let rise. Rise in warm place until double in size. This usually takes one to one and a half hours.
Punch down risen dough and divide into 3 equal portions. Form into balls, cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
Turn the first amount of dough onto a lightly floured board. Roll into a rectangle. Sprinkle with diced herbs, cheddar and goat cheese. Repeat for the next two rectangles and then stack evenly on top of each other. Roll the dough into the shape of a loaf and pinch ends together. Turn into a greased loaf pan.
Bake in 400 degree oven for 45 to 60 minutes until done.
Mix carrots, maple syrup, oil, eggs and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients together and add to liquid mixture combining until just mixed. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in bread comes out clean.