Shaker Squash Bread
1 cup boiling
1 cup milk
1 cup mashed squash or pumpkin
2 tablespoons shortening
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 package active dry yeast
8 cups flour
Combine milk, squash, shortening, sugar and salt; pour boiling water over all.
Combine 4 cups flour with the yeast; mix into liquid. Then add 3 to 4 cups more
flour to make a firm springy dough. Put in greased bowl and let rise until
double. Put dough on floured board and knead well. Form 3 loaves and put in
greased loaf pans and let rise until double. Bake at 350ºF for 1 hour.
HINTS: This bread is excellent toasted and served with peanut butter. This is an
easy way to get more Vitamin A into your family's diet. Use leftover squash and
pumpkin. This bread freezes well.