EASY MIXER BREADS

EASY MIXER BREADS
MAKES 2 LOAVES

2 pkgs. active dry yeast
2 c. warm water (110* F. to 115* F.)
1/2 c. instant nonfat dry milk
3 T. sugar
1 T. salt
1/3 c. shortening or 1/3 stick, melted
5 1/2 - 6 c. flour

Sprinkle yeast over warm water in large mixer bowl. Add dry milk, sugar, salt, melted shortening, and 3 c. flour. Blend at low speed until moistened, then beat for 3 minutes at medium speed. Using spoon, stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Divide dough in half. Roll each half into a 12 X 6-inch rectangle. Roll up, starting with 6-inch side. Place seam-side-down in 2 greased 9 X 5 X 3-inch loaf pans. Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled (about 45 minutes). Preheat oven to 400ºF. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on racks.