This is by far the best white bread recipe I have tried. It is super soft and stays that way a lot longer than other recipes!! Have fun baking.
In your mixer put:
½ cup shortening
4 ¼ cups hot water
Pour hot water over shortening and let cool slightly.
Add the following and mix: 2 ¼ Tbls. salt, 2/3 cup sugar or honey (I use honey), 1 TBS lecithin, 1 cup powdered milk, 2 TBS dough enhancer and 3 cups flour.
2 ½ TBS yeast, mix slightly, let rest about 8 minutes until you can see yeast working good.
Add 7 cups flour all at once and mix well. Add 3 ½ cups (or more) flour, one at a time and mix well after each until dough leaves the sides of mixer. Mix about 3-4 min. Dough should not be sticky to the touch.
Let rise until double. Punch down form into 5 greased loaf pans. Let rise until double.
Bake 10 min. at 375 degrees and then 30 min. at 325 degrees. Take out of pans and grease tops with butter.