Claire Dineen Fitzsimmons via Betty Fitzsimmons Seymore
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 2 pkgs. dry yeast
- 1 cup white flour
Dissolve yeast in water, add sugar. then flour. Let rise while mixing other ingredients.
Melt ½ cup shortening (crisco) in 2 cups hot water
- 1 good Tbsp. salt
- 1 Tbsp. molasses
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup dark Karo syrup
When cool, add sponge. Add 4 cups medium rye flour. Add about 4 cups white flour. Knead. Let rise until double. Roll and cut into 4 loaves. Put into bread pans and let rise until double.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, then at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Makes 4 loaves.