You'll find all kinds of bread recipes here like the kinds of
breads you can buy in a specialty bakery.
2 packages active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1 3/4 cups milk, scalded
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 tablespoon salt
6 1/2 to 7 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 slightly beaten eggs
1 cup yellow cornmeal
Soften yeast in water. Combine next 4 ingredients. Stir until shortening melts.
Cool to lukewarm. Add 2 1/2 cups of the flour; beat well. Add softened yeast and
eggs; beat till smooth. Add cornmeal and remaining flour to make a soft dough.
Place on lightly floured surface; knead until smooth (8 to 10 minutes). Place in
a greased bowl, turning once. Cover; let double (1 1/2 to 2 hours).
Punch down. Divide in half. Let rest 10 minutes. Shape 2 loaves.
Or, place in 3 greased 8-by-4-inch loaf pans or two 9-by-3-inch pans. Cover; let
double. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.