In case you haven’t noticed, I love breads. Bread is one my most favorite things to make and eat. I’m always on the look out for new recipes and I try out many of them.
I stumbled across this recipe in The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook. It is my new favorite cookbook. My parents gave it to me for Christmas last year and I’m finally beginning to be able to use it.
These are very convenient because you mix them up the day before you need them. You can also make them over a few days—like I did—in case you don’t need all 4 1/2 dozen at one time.
1 T yeast
2 c warm water
Stir together in medium bowl and let stand 5 minutes.
6 c flour
1/2 c sugar
2 t salt
Mix in a large bowl.
1/2 c shortening
2 eggs, lightly beaten
Cut shortening into flour mixture with a pastry blender until crumbly. Stir in yeast mixture and eggs until just blended. Cover and chill for 8 hours.
Shape as desired; cover and let rise in a greased pan for 45 minutes or until doubled. (I let mine rise for almost 2 hours and the texture was amazing.)
Bake at 400 F for 14 minutes or until golden. Brush with melted butter.
Yield: 4 1/2 dozen.