|Yeast||2 1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Warm water||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Sugar||1 1⁄2 Tablespoon|
|Salt||1 1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Cake flour||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
1)Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water.
2)In a large bowl, add sugar, salt, shortening, yeast mixture and remaining warm water together.
3)Then, add 2 cups flour and beat until smooth.
4)Add 1 3/4 cups flour and mix until dough cleans side of bowl.
5)On a floured board, knead it until smooth.
6)Take a greased bowl and put the dough. Cover it.
7)Leave it in warm place for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
8)On a floured board knead it and shape into loaf.
9)Take a greased loaf pan and put the loaf. Cover the pan.
10)Let it rise for 30 to 45 minutes.
11)Make 5-inch slashes 1/4 inch deep on top of loaf and sift remaining flour over top.
12)Bake at 400 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Let it cool on rack.
13)Serve cottage bread with butter and jam.