Mom's Yeast Bread

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
YIELD: 24 rolls




  • Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water in large bowl. This usually takes about 5 minutes. If you don't see any bubbles/foaming, your yeast is dead, start over.
  • Add the milk, Crisco, salt, wheat germ, vital wheat gluten, and about 4 cups flour. I usually heat the milk and Crisco in the microwave so the Crisco melts, and the milk gets warm all in one step.
  • Continue adding flour 1/2 cup at a time until the dough forms a ball, and starts leaving the sides of the bowl.
  • Knead the bread, adding flour as needed until the dough is smooth and elastic. I usually knead about 3-5 minutes.
  • Let bread rise in a covered bowl in a warm place until double in size (about 30-60 minutes).
  • Punch down and form into loaves or rolls and place in a greased and floured pan.
  • Let rise about 30 minutes more. Bake at 425 degrees 25-30 minutes, or till the bottom of the bread sounds hollow when tapped.
  • Remove from pans and place on racks to cool.
  • Butter tops while still warm, if desired. Cool completely before wrapping.