1Mix dry ingredients, cut in shortening. Make a hollow in the center of the dry ingredients.
2Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add to the center of the flour mixture.
3Knead until smooth and elastic, adding more flour as needed. This takes longer than you think it should.
4Put in greased bowl and cover. Raise in warm place until double.
5Punch down and turn. Raise again to double.
6Make into rolls or loaves. Let raise again.
7Bake at 375 degrees until golden and sound hollow when tapped.
8Remove from pans to cool. Rub tops with butter while still hot.
9This 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.