- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 teaspoons salt
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 package dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 6 cups flour
- Olive oil
Place sugar, salt and butter in a bowl. Add boiling water. Cool to lukewarm.
Dissolve yeast in 1 cup lukewarm water. Add to sugar and shortening mixture.
Add 3 cups of the flour and beat until smooth. Gradually add remaining flour. Knead the dough.
Grease a bowl with olive oil. Place the dough in the bowl and put in a warm spot until dough is doubled in size.
Punch down the dough and divide in half. Shape each into a round loaf and put on an oiled cookie sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled. Bake at 400° until golden.