1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
2 tablespoons shortening
1 1/4 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons salt
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 Mix together shortening, sugar, salt, yeast, and 1 1/5 cups flour.
Add warm water and beat by hand about 300 strokes, or 3 minutes, with an electric mixer. Add remaining flour, scraping bowl often, and mix all
together until smooth.
2 Cover with a clean cloth and let rise until doubled in volume.
3 Stir dough down gently, and spoon into a lightly greased 9x5 inch loaf pan
(the batter should be sticky). Pat down with floured hands to help shape.
Cover again, and let rise for about 30 minutes.
4 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
5 Bake for about 45 minutes. Place on a cooling rack, and brush top with melted butter.
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