This loverly comestible is called Stove-Pipe Bread, or sometimes Hobo Bread. My children and I used to bake it fairly often. We’d bake enough batches we could eat some warm out of the oven with butter, home made apple butter, and plenty of cold milk.
3 1/2 C. sifted all-purpose flour
1 package active dry yeast
1/2 C. milk
1/2 C. water
1/4 C. sugar
1/2 C. oil
1 t. salt
Place 1 1/2 cups of the flour in a large bowl. Add yeast and blend. Combine milk, water, sugar, oil and salt in small pan. Heat until mixture is just warm. Add to flour and yeast and beat until smooth. Add eggs and beat until well-blended.
Gradually add 1 cup of the remaining flour and beat until smooth. Stir in the remaining flour with a spoon to form a soft dough.
Spoon batter into two clean, well-greased 1-pound coffee cans. Cover with plastic lids and let rise until dough is almost to top.
Remove lids and bake in 375�F. oven for 30-35 minutes. Let cool in can 10 minutes before removing.