Thanksgiving Lard Bread

perfect bread to have on stand by
Perfect bread to have on stand by
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1 ¼ cups Water at room temperature
1 tbsp Active dry yeast
1 cup Milk at room temperature
2 tbsp Sugar
4 tbsp Lard
1 tsp Salt
7 cups Bread flour
Egg whites Optional

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Thanksgiving Lard Bread


Thanksgiving Lard Bread is a wonderful bread to have on standby over the holidays. If your house is anything like mine over Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s like a revolving door or guests and people I need to feed. Having a few loaves of this bread in the house ensures that no-one ever goes hungry.

It’s real easy to make too. Start by mixing yeast with water and adding milk, sugar, lard, and salt. Gradually add bread flour until you have a dough. Knead the dough and leave to rise before knocking the air out of it. Place the dough in two pans and leave to rise again before baking. There you have it. Simple bread, simply delicious.

To make my version of Thanksgiving Lard Bread, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Thanksgiving Lard Bread

So, how do you make Thanksgiving Lard Bread?

Steps to make Thanksgiving Lard Bread


Combine yeast and water


In a large bowl, mix the yeast and water together.


Add milk, sugar, lard and salt


Stir in the milk, sugar, lard, and salt.


Add flour


Mix in 4 cups of the bread flour and mix. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a dough that follows the spoon around the bowl.




Place the dough on a lightly floured surface. Knead for 8 minutes, adding extra flour as required until the dough is smooth and soft.


Leave to rest


Place dough in a large lightly greased bowl. Turn the dough over in the bowl so that the top is also greased. Cover and leave to rise in a warm, draft-free place for about 1 hour, until the dough doubles in size.


Heat the oven and prepare a pan


Preheat the oven to 350 ºF and grease and line two 8x4 inch baking pans.


Knead again


Place the dough on a lightly-floured board again and knead for about 8 minutes or until there are no more bubbles in the bread.


Leave to rise


Divide the dough into the two bread pans. Cover and leave to rise for 45 minutes in a warm, draft free place.




Brush loaves with egg white to give the loaves a shiny finish when baked and slice into the tops with sharp knife or razor. Bake for 45 minutes or until the bread is golden brown.


Cool on a wire rack


Remove the loaves from the pans and allow them to cool on a wire rack.



Cut into slices and serve with your Thanksgiving leftovers.

This Thanksgiving Lard Bread is an easy bread which is great to have on standby over the holidays. Try it soon and don’t forget to tag #cookmerecipes in your baking posts!

Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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Total Reviews: 22
Ali Bunfill

Used a bread maker for this instead of baking it.

Rayne Dabler

This was the very first bread i've ever made adn i can say honestly that i love the ease of the recipe and how it turned out!

Diya Matejek

Not my personal favorite but thats because its kinda bland.

Abbigail Gooler

Enjoyed making this bread just as much as I enjoyed eating it.

Paityn Jennewein

Careful with the yeast if you dont what youre doing with it you should watch a youtube video cause you do need to add a mix of sugar into the water with yeast etc..

Aarya Najafi

I preheat the oven to the exact farenheight but it burnt a little on the top..

Kalani Kechichian

Takes a really long time to make this but it does take good just wish I didnt have to wait 3 hours lol.

Tess Swienton

Crumbly but tasty just wish it didnt fall apart so quickly.

Shea Forsell

Obsessed with all the bread recipes, been trying different ones every week. Today I tried this and the vegan banana bread.

Emiliana Borroel

Watching this bread rise was so satisfying and made me even more hungry than i was lol.

Spencer Borrmann

In love with this bread going to try and make cheesy garlic bread out of this bread cause the texture is so good.

Aryana Gicker

The smell is heavenly!! love watching this bread bake and smelling the freshness.

Amalia Bergert

Swapped normal milk to coconut milk instead to make this a vegan too.

Joyce Scalice

Lovely bread for a sandwich or even for dessert if you put some honey and butter on it.

Kaycee Visco

Oh man this is some good bread its slightly crispy on the outside but soft from the inside which is exactly the type of texture I was looking for..loved every bite of it.

Nancy Sheely

Easy vegetarian lard bread you can make it at any time not just thanksgiving, Really love this with melted butter.

Zoya Emore

With some chocolate chips it becomes so much more tasty cause they melt and the softness inside the bread goes well.

Saniya Belluomini

Jeff has done it again! Super pleased with this bread recipe thanks so much.

Clover Housley

Delicious but I think it needs some walnuts and berries inside to give it more flavor.

Shirley Varges

Perfection and easy to make thank you cookeme.

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