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       Title: Bread (Master Recipe)
  Categories: Breads
       Yield: 6 servings
  
       1    Cake compressed yeast               1 tb Melted shortening
            OR 1/2  cake dry yeast          1 1/2 c  Lukewarm water
       1 tb Sugar                               5    To 5 1/4 cups flour
   1 1/2 ts Salt                           
  
   Soften yeast in water.  Add sugar, salt, and shortening.  Add flour
   gradually, beating thoroughly after each addition until the dough is just
   stiff enough to knead.  Turn onto lightly floured board. Knead until dough
   is smooth and elastic.  Cover with a warm, damp cloth. Set in warm place
   and allow to double in bulk. (If dry yeast is used allow dough to rise
   overnight in warm place.) Work down, cover with a warm, damp cloth, and
   allow dough to again double in bulk. Work down lightly. Form into loaves.
   Place in well-oiled pans.  Again cover with a warm, damp cloth. Set in a
   warm place, cover, and let rise until double in bulk. Bake in hot oven (450
   F) for 15 minutes.  Reduce the heat slightly and continue baking (410ø -
   425ø F) for the remainder of the time. Total baking time 40-45 minutes.
   From 4- 4 1/2 hours are required for the entire process. 2 medium sized
   loaves. The Household Searchlight - 1941
  
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