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Grandpa Bob's Bread Recipe

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Bakery
Servings 8 Loaves


  • 8 Cups Warm Water if halfing recipe use 4 1/4 cup water.
  • 3 Tbsp Yeast
  • 2 Tbsp Salt
  • 12 Cups Flour
  • 6 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 10 1/2 Cups Flour


  • In a large bowl pour in your warm water and sprinkle the yeast on top. Let that sit for 5 minutes.
  • Then add your salt and 12 cups flour to the mixture. Mix for 5 minutes with machine or by hand. I keep the dough in the bowl to hand mixture. If on counter, oil counter.
  • To that mixture, add the oil and the 10 1/2 cups flour. Mix for another 5-10 minutes.
  • Transfer dough to large greased bowl and cover with tea towel, let rise till double.
  • Turn onto oiled counter and cut into 8 even chunks.
  • Place into bread pans and let rise until doubled.
  • Bake at 350F for 40 minutes.