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Baking Bread


  • 1 pk Active dry yeast (1/4 oz)
  • 1/4 c Lukewarm water
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 3 tb Vegetable shortening, melted
  • 1 c Cold water
  • 4 1/2 c All purpose flour


In a large bowl, soften the yeast in the lukewarm water. Mix the salt, 2 tablespoons of the shortening, and the cold water together and add to the yeast mixture. Sift in the flour gradually, beating well after each addition for a smooth consistency. You will probably have to knead in the final cup of flour. Shape the dough into a ball, brish lightly with the remaining shortening, and cover with a dry cloth. Set the bowl in a warm place until doubled in bulk, anout 1 hour. Punch the dough down and, on a floured board, knead about 5 minutes. Shape into 2 round loaves on a well greased baking sheet. Cover with a dry cloth and set to rise another 45 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400F. Bake the loaves on a cookie sheet 50 minutes, until they are light brown and sound hollow when tapped.