Rustic Lard Bread : vintage bread version using lard; tasty, simple and easy to make.
In a bowl, combine dry ingredients ( flour, sugar, salt and dry yeast ).
In a small pot, melt the lard, and add both lard and water to dry ingredients and mix, using spatula.
Cover the dough and leave aside for 30 minutes.
After 20 minutes of raising the dough, preheat the oven to 180 C / 356 F.
Lightly grease the bread pan with lard ( 10.5 x 4 inches, 7 cups volume ).
Re knead the dough and place it into the baking pan.
Cut several stripes on the top, using knife, grease with lard and bake for 49 minutes. Check with tooth stick if baked.