From Grandma to Mom to Me. Here is our family bread recipe.
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3/4 T salt
2 cups milk
10 cups flour
1 cup warm water
3 T yeast
Start the yeast mixture with water, yeast and about 1 T of sugar.
Scald the milk. When I was young my mother told me this was basically just until it was warm. Scalding to me is very hot and I would often burn the milk.
While the milk is warming up mix together the following: eggs, butter, remaining sugar, salt.
Once milk is warm place it in the egg mixture. The warm milk should help melt the butter. If your butter is very cold (I usually store my extra in the freezer) consider warming it up a little in the microwave.
Mix in 5 cups of the flour, I like to use wheat flour.
Mix in the yeast mixture, then mix in the remaining 5 cups of flour until it pulls away from the sides of the bowl. May need a little extra flour for it to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
Place mixture in warm area, cover with moist towel and let rise until double in size.
Knead and roll out dough as desired for purpose. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 min or until slightly brown on top.
We have used this dough for a variety of creations including basic rolls, bread animals, sweet rolls and more.