Popcorn Bread


1 cup boiling water
1 cup cold milk
1 1/2 tablespoons dry yeast
3/4 cup sugar
4 cups popped popcorn (no old maids)
1 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1/3 cup butter, melted
7 cups all-purpose flour

1 Combine water and milk in a large bowl. Stir in yeast and sugar and let them “work” about 10 minutes.
2 Run popcorn through a blender or food processor until it is the consistency of cornmeal. Add popcorn and salt to the mixture in the bowl.
3 Then add eggs and cooled melted butter and gradually work in all 7 cups of flour. If you don’t have a machine, knead the mixture well by hand.
4 Let dough rise (usually 25-30 minutes). Punch it down then let rise once more.
5 Put dough out onto a rolling board. Separate into 3 equal pieces. Roll into shape and place in greased bread pans. Let rise until doubled in size. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until loaves are golden brown. Remove from oven and butter the crusts.