Lady Bird Johnson's White Bread

Prep Time
Cook Time
3h 40m
Ready In

Recipe: #29946

July 11, 2018

"On Whitehouse stationary she wrote to Mrs. Richards and said that she was happy to share a favorite recipe with her. And that she hoped that one of her family favorites will bring you and your family pleasure as it has mine over the years. This is that recipe."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (142.4 g)
  • Calories 410
  • Total Fat - 7.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 29.6 mg
  • Sodium - 337.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 73.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.1 g
  • Sugars - 14.3 g
  • Protein - 10 g
  • Calcium - 51.6 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cream shortening and sugar together in large bowl.

Step 2

Pour scalded milk over mixture.

Step 3

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Let cool.

Step 4

Combine two mixtures together using hand mixer. Add salt and egg.

Step 5

Add flour one cup at a time until until dough can be worked by hand.

Step 6

Put dough in large greased bowl. Grease top of dough ball.

Step 7

Allow to rise until doubled in bulk. Cover with hot damp cloth several times.

Step 8

Let rise two hours in warm spot.

Step 9

Toss on board with enough flour to keep from sticking to board. Knead bread for five minutes working outside edges in.

Step 10

Kneading with ball of hand. Repeating until dough no longer sticks to the board, is bubbly and puffs back up.

Step 11

Divide into two equal loaves, then place in two greased baking dishes. Let dough rise again until double in bulk.

Step 12

Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes (note: pre-heat oven).

Step 13

Reduce to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes longer.

Step 14

Bake until bread is brown and shrinks from the side of the dish.

Step 15

Remove and turn out to cool on wire tray.

Step 16

Slice when bread is cold.


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