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Holiday Polish White Bread

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Holiday Polish White Bread

My wife has an excellent recipe for White Bread brought to this country from her grandmother who was originally from Poland. Makes 5 loaves. Typically, this style of bread would be served with baked ham. However it can go with almost anything. Stale leftovers can make excellent French toast.



48 servings


4 hrs


1 hrs


5 hrs
Trans-fat Free


Amount Measure Ingredient Features
6 teaspoons yeast, active dry
3 packages
5 pound unbleached all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
½ pound butter
two sticks
4 large eggs
5 cups milk, whole
2 cups sugar


Amount Measure Ingredient Features
3E+1 ml yeast, active dry
3 packages
2.3 kg unbleached all-purpose flour
1E+1 ml salt
226.8 g butter
two sticks
4 large eggs
1.2 l milk, whole
473 ml sugar


Proof yeast. Add yeast with ½ cup of warm water and ¼ teaspoon of sugar. Let site about 10 to 15 minutes until foamy.

In a medium saucepan, heat the milk and butter until the butter is melted and the milk just barely steams. Let cool until warm, around 110 degrees F.

In a very large bowl add the milk, sugar, salt and four cups of flour and yeast and mix.

Mixing using your hands work in another two cups of flour and the eggs.

Cover with a towel and let rise in kitchen in a warm non-drafty location until it doubles in size. About two hours. It will be very sticky.

Using your hands beat down the dough and begin working in the remaining flour or enough that the dough is not sticky.

Knead the dough (sprinkle in more flour if needed to prevent sticking) until is it elastic and as "smooth as a baby's bottom".

Divide into 5 portions.

Grease and flour five loaf pans. Shape and place each portion of dough into each loaf pan.

Cover with a towel and let rise until doubled.

Preheat oven to 325℉ (160℃).

Bake loaves for 40 minutes then turn them back to front and move them from side to side in the oven. eg. the inside loaves move to the edges and vice versa. Bake for another 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven, cool for 10 minutes in pans then remove from the pan and cool on wire racks.

The bread tastes best when cooled but it is hard to resist the fresh warm bread with butter.

One batch produces five delicious loaves.

Na drowie! Good health!

* not incl. in nutrient facts Arrow up button



It should be "Na zdrowie" not "Na drowie" :)


Does this really call for 2 cups of sugar? Is it a sweet bread?

anonymous United States

Leave out the sugar but add nigella seeds



Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 91g (3.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 26019% from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 143mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
Sugars g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 13%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

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