My Mother-in-law and my husband (because he likes it so much) has gotten me into making homemade bread. I have never tried much than just a loaf of bread. This is also a Shepherd recipe. It is so good! I was a little nervous about making it for the first time but it seemed to turn out pretty good! Try it! You'll like it! :)
1 pkg. Active dry yeast
1 C. warm water (110 to 115 degrees)
1/2 C. sugar
1/2 C. shortening
1/2 tsp. salt
4 to 4 1/2 C. all purpose flour
6 Tsp. of melted butter
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast into warm water. Add sugar, shortening, egg, salt, and 1 C. flour.
Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto floured surface ; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 min. Place in greased bowl, turn once to grease the top of the dough. Cover and let rise until doubled. (around an hour) Punch dough down. Turn onto lightly floured surface; shape into 1in. balls and dip balls into melted butter and place evenly into a bunt pan. Drizzle with remaining butter. Cover and let rise for around 45 min. or until doubled in size. Bake at 350 degrees or until golden brown. Let cool of 5 min. and turn over on a serving platter. Best when served warm!