1 pkg. yeast
¼ cup water
1 cup scalded milk
½ cup shortening or 1 cube margarine
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
about 5 to 51/2 cups flour
2 beaten eggs
¼ cup orange juice (concentrate??)
Orange Icing: 2 Tbsp. orange juice(concentrate?) and 1 cup powdered sugar
Soften yeast in warm water. Set aside. Combine hot milk, margarine, sugar and salt. Cool to lukewarm. Stir in about 2 cups flour and beat well. Add eggs. Mix well. Stir in yeast. Add orange juice and remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead. Cover and let rise about 2 hours. Punch down, cover and let rest 10 minutes. Roll dough into rectangle, ½ inch thick. Cut strips 10” long, ¾ inch wide. Roll each strip in fingers. Tie in knots. Arrange on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise 45 minutes. Bake in hot oven at 400 degrees for 12 minutes. I prefer 375 degrees myself.
Today I made 3 flour braided bread with white, wheat and rye flours. You basically mix the dough for the bread and only add 1/2 of the flour. Then you divide the sticky dough into three parts and add white flour to one, 2 tablespoons of molasses and wheat flour to another, and 1 tablespoon cocoa and 2 tablespoons of molasses and rye flour to the third. The recipe was like a french bread dough.