- Course: Breads & Rolls
- Yield : 2
- Servings : 15 - 20
- Prep Time : 1:20 h
- Cook Time : 25m
- Ready In : 1:45 h
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Simple Ingredients – Super Taste – So worth the effort
Recipe adapted from Memorial Hospital Volunteer cookbook
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon shortening
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 package Fleischmanns Rapid Rise yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 4 cups flour
Melt shortening in microwave. Dissolve sugar and salt in warm water, add shortening and mix together.
Dissolve yeast in one half cup warm water; add to the water and shortening mixture.
Add flour 2 cups at a time.
Form into a ball with the spoon right in the bowl; complete the ball shape with hands.
Knead dough every 10 minutes for five times.
Turned onto breadboard and divide in half. Let stand 10 minutes.
Roll each piece into a 9 x 12“ size and roll up like a jelly roll 12 inches long. Pinch edges and place on a greased cookie sheet or French bread pan.
Cut 6 to 7 slits in the loaf. Brush with melted butter.
Let rise until double in bulk about one hour. Bake at 400° for 25 - 30 minutes.
Brush with butter for a soft crust.