I have been asked by one of my followers to share the bread recipe I use. This is not my own recipe, I got it from the King Arthur Flour Blog.
1 1/4 cup warm water
1 heaping tablespoon honey
2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast (one packet)
1 3/4 teaspoons salt
4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup dry milk
Put packet of yeast and a sprinkle of sugar to the warm water and let the yeast dissolve for about 5 minutes. Mix all ingredients. May need to mix with hands. Knead for 10 minutes. Grease your bowl with shortening then put dough mixture in to rise for 60-90 minutes. After first rising gently deflate dough and shape into a rough rectangle about 8" long. Put in lightly greased 9 x 5 bread pan. Tent the pan with greased plastic wrap. Rise again for 60 - 90 minutes. Dough should crown 1" to 1 1/2" over rim. Preheat oven to 350. Bake for 20 minutes then tent lightly with al. foil and bake for another 15 - 20 minutes or till golden brown. Turn loaf out on a rack to cool, immediately rub the top with a stick of butter. Wait till completely cool to slice.