Adobe Bread

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Title: Adobe Bread
Yield: 2 Loaves
Categories: Bakery, 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.