Mix dry ingredients, cut in shortening. Make a hollow in the center of the dry ingredients.
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add to the center of the flour mixture.
Knead until smooth and elastic, adding more flour as needed. This takes longer than you think it should.
Put in greased bowl and cover. Raise in warm place until double.
Punch down and turn. Raise again to double.
Make into rolls or loaves. Let raise again.
Bake at 375 degrees until golden and sound hollow when tapped.
Remove from pans to cool. Rub tops with butter while still hot.
This is the recipe exactly as she told it to me. If you've never made bread before, I would try a different recipe with more detail first. She was better at showing us what to do than explaining all the steps. She's been gone for 10 years now and I think of her every time I make this.