Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins
I got this off of the internet and so I thought I'd try it. I have not made it as of yet, but plan to within the week. With just the two of us, a loaf can last a few days. I love the feel and smell of a good yeast dough, but for busy days, this comes in handy. Hope you'll give it a try and let me know what you think of it. Times don't include 2 hour rise time.
- 1⁄4 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 1 1⁄2 cups warm water (110 -115 )
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon shortening, melted
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons cornmeal (optional)
- In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water.
- Add sugar, salt, shortening, and 1 cup warm water; stir until dissolved.
- Add flour and stir until smooth.(you may knead, but it's not necessary).
- Cover and let rise in a draft-free, warm place for an hour or until doubled.
- Turn onto floured surface. Divide in half; let rest for 5 minutes.
- Roll each half into a 10"x8" rectangle. Roll up from the long side; pinch along seam edges to seal.
- Place seam side down on oiled baking sheets sprinkled with cornmeal. Cover and let rise again until doubled, approximately 45 minutes.
- With a very sharp knife, make 5 diagonal cuts across the top of each loaf.
- Bake as directed or until lightly browned.
- Cool on wire racks.