World War I Era White Bread Recipe

World War I Era White Bread Recipe

This bread made during World War I is great to make for history lessons and as a simple beginner's bread recipe.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    In large bowl, add hot tap water, shortening, and corn syrup. Stir until corn syrup is dissolved. Let water cool to lukewarm so that the yeast will not be killed off by the hot water.
  2. Step 2

    Stir in yeast and salt.
  3. Step 3

    Mix in enough flour to make a soft dough.
  4. Step 4

    Knead dough for about 8 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    Put dough in greased bowl and turn dough over so that the top is also lightly greased. Cover and let rise in warm place for about 60 minutes, or until double in size.
  6. Step 6

    Punch down dough with your fist. Turn dough out onto floured board and knead for about 5 minute.
  7. Step 7

    Form dough into 1 loaf. Put into greased 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.5-inch bread pan. Cover and let rise until double, about 30 minutes.
  8. Step 8

    Bake at 375 F for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Step 9

    Turn out bread and let cool on a rack.