Our Daily Bread

This is a wonderful Bread recipe that was passed down to me by my Aunt Faye, who called it Our Daily Bread. She made the recipe at least once a week and sometimes twice she was a wonderful cook. I still miss her sometimes, but I have fond memories when I make the bread.
Our Daily Bread
Warm The Milk and Butter
 Proof The Yeast
Mix The Flour With The Liquid
Stand On The Stool So You Are Tall Enough To Knead The Dough
Knead The Dough
Let The Dough Rise Double In Size
Let The Dough Rise A Second Time In The Loaf Pan
Let It Cool Before Slicing
Our Daily Bread
Miz Helen's Kitchen
2 packages of instant yeast or 2 cakes of yeast
1 cup milk, scalded and cooled to lukewarm
1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter
6 cups flour
Additional melted butter for the baked top
Scald the milk and let it cool to room temperature
Proof the yeast in a teaspoon of sugar and 1/2 cup warm water
Add the yeast to the warm milk and 1 cup warm water stir in the remainder sugar, butter and 4 cups of the flour. Beat well.
Add the remainder of the flour and mix well
(If you are as short as I am this is where you get your stool to stand on )
Turn on on floured surface and knead for 6 to 8 minutes place in a well greased bowl, cover and let raise in a warm place until double in size. Punch down and divide into two loaves and place into two 5X9 loaf pans. 
Let rise to the top of the pan.
Bake 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until done. Brush tops with melted butter
Let Cool (if you can) before slicing

Now lets just slice us a piece of that warm bread and have some nice butter and jam with a cup of tea. I sure am glad that you stopped by today and I hope to see you again real soon.
Peace and Joy

Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. Lovely memories and delicious bread, thanks Miz Helen.

  2. I LOVE homemade bread and these look delicious! I can't wait to try this recipe, thanks :)

  3. Perfect spongy bread...bookmarked for sure...can u tell me how much gram is 1 packet yeast...here in Kerala we do not get in packets...

  4. Gotta love that fresh bread I think this is a nice way to remember loved ones by sharing their recipes.

  5. Hi Nisa,
    To answer your question about the gram for the yeast. 1 packet would be 7 grams. I hope that helps. Have a great day!

  6. Delicious daily bread . I am crazy about homemade bread, this looks easy recipe to put together. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. What a cute name your aunt gave this bread. It looks and sounds delicious....

  8. Just wanted to stop by and thank you for your comment on my blog, Simply Red(Missy). I look forward to your Full Plate Thursday! Thanks!
    Also, this bread looks like it tastes amazing!
    Theirs nothing like a warm slice of homemade bread. Thanks again.

  9. Nothing better than fresh, home cooked bread.

  10. Bookmarked this one! mahalo for sharing!

  11. Nothing like a fresh homemade loaf. Great pics and great looking bread! Thanks for sharing.

  12. I am sure I can smell the wondeful bread fragrance here........

  13. Those loaves are beautiful. I will have to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing your aunt recipe that gives a lot of meaning to it.

    Love the picture on the stool. :)


  14. I see your toes!!!! Awwww Little Momma this makes me cry to see your hands. Oh my gosh how many memories do I have of watching your hands and the things that I have seen them make. I remember sitting on the bathroom counter watching you put your make-up on. So many things that I cherish in my life and your hands are one of them thank you for holding my hand in yours and showing me the way. Gonna have to go and make my favorite bread now....Love you.

  15. My that bread looks good! Will have to give this recipe a try for sure! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and inviting me to Full Plate Thursday. I was sick last week, but will be sure to participate this week!

  16. Oh my...I think I can smell the baking bread from here! I LOVE a piece of Homemade bread right out of the oven. (Who Doesn't?)

  17. Love the smell of baking bread ~ really a "welcome home" fragrance I think. I've always enjoyed making bread so thanks for this recipe!

    Hope you're having a wonderful week even though we've had cooler temps. Did you hear 90 is expected by Sunday? Only in Texas! :-)


  18. Ohhhh yum! Love the smell of bread cooking!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  19. oh this is so wonderful. I imagine myself making my own bread. I hope to try this one. Thanks Miz Helen

  20. Oh Miz Helen, there is nothing like homemade bread! Your recipe sounds wonderful, and the tutorial photographs are excellent. Thank you for sharing this with Feed Me Tweet Me Follow Me Home last week. The linky is now up for this week so I do hope you will come along and link up again if you haven't already. Have a lovely weekend.

  21. You motivated me to make a bread, "same but different". :) So I´ve put a backlink to this post. LG Tina

  22. What a great sandwich bread -- and it looks like it will double as a great dinner bread too. Thanks for sharing this as part of our back-to-school series.


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