Old Fort William Bread Recipe




 Sugar1 Teaspoon
 Lukewarm water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Yeast1 Tablespoon (1 Package)
 Stone-ground flour3 Cup (48 tbs)
 Unbleached flour4 Cup (64 tbs)
 Sugar4 Tablespoon
 Salt1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Lard/Shortening1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Warm water2 Cup (32 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5840 Calories from Fat 1178

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 129 g198%

Saturated Fat 41.1 g205.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 97.4 mg

Sodium 2955.8 mg123.2%

Total Carbohydrates 1016 g338.8%

Dietary Fiber 98.3 g393.3%

Sugars 66.4 g

Protein 160 g320.4%

Vitamin A Vitamin C 0.03%

Calcium 52.1% Iron 256.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Dissolve the 1 tsp.sugar in 1 cup lukewarm water.
Stir in yeast and let stand for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a very large bowl, stir together stone-ground flour and unbleached white flour.
Stir in the 4 tbsp.sugar and the salt.
Using your fingers, rub lard into flour until mixture is smooth.
Stir yeast mixture and add to flour; pour in remaining 2 cups warm water.
Mix well.
Turn dough out onto a well-floured board and knead until smooth.
Place dough in a large greased bowl and turn once to grease top.
Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place until dough has doubled in bulk, about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Punch dough down and form into 2 loaves.
Place loaves in greased 8 by 4-inch loaf pans.
Cover the loaves and let rise in a warm, draft-free spot for about 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk.
Bake in a 350°F oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until loaves sound hollow when tapped on top and bottom.
Cool on racks.