Jeffrey's Monster Bread

Ingredients

Utensils needed
Bread Machine
Small Pan for heating liquid on stove
Candy Thermometer
Flour Sifter
1 1/2 Lb. Loaf Recipe
Ingredients are listed in order to be combined (See instructions below).

1 1/2 teaspoons of Bread Machine Yeast (Make sure it is not old)
1/2 Cup of Water
3 Tablespoons of Sugar
5/8 Cup of Milk (If the weather is dry try 6/8 to 7/8 but never a full cup)
1 1/2 tablespoons of Butter (Margarine can be used butter is preferred)
3 Cups of well sifted Bread Flour
1 1/2 Teaspoons of Salt

Or

1 Loaf Recipe
Ingredients are listed in order to be combined (See instructions below).

1 1/2 teaspoons of Bread Machine Yeast (Make sure it is not old)
1/2 Cup of Water
2 Tablespoons of Sugar
3/8 Cup of Milk (If the weather is dry try 4/8 to 5/8)
1 tablespoons of Butter (Margarine can be used butter is preferred)
2 Cups of well sifted Bread Flour
1 Teaspoons of Salt
Directions

Spread Yeast evenly into the bottom of your bread pan.
Combine Water, Sugar, Milk, and Butter (or Margarine) into a pan and place pan on your stove. Set stove on low and heat until mixture reaches 120 to 125 Degrees Fahrenheit (Note: If mixture exceeds 125 you will need to throw out the mixture, wash your pan and start over again. Don't ask me why this works but it does.)
Place heated mixture into bread pan.

Sift flour and salt together. This will allow the proper time for the yeast to start to activate (approximately 5 minutes. It can be longer if you wish). Place flour mixture over the liquid mixture already in your bread pan.

Set your Bread Machine to the appropriate settings for a 1 1/2 lb. white loaf of bread.
When your bread is done place the loaf on a rack and let cool for 30 minutes.