In a small bowl, take 1 cup lukewarm water and mix brown sugar and yeast in it. In a large bowl, mix sugar, salt, shortening and 1 qt. warm water. Add 4 cup flour and beat well. Add yeast mixture. Add 3 more cups of flour and beat well. Keep on adding flour 1-2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When dough gets too stiff to beat, use your hands and knead in enough flour to make a soft dough. Cover and let rise in a warm place. Punch down at 45 minutes intervals, 3 times. Form into loaves. Let rise until double in size. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.
By Robin from Washington, IA
how many loaves does this make. I am just starting to bake my own bread.
I was going to ask the same question! :-) (12/11/2006)
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