Family recipes from Beadorh's kitchen

Bread ( makes 3 loaves )

3 cups warm water
1/3 cup lard ( I use tenderflake)
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp salt
2 TBSP lemon juice
7 cups flour
1 TBSP yeast (instant)

Mix in order, sprinkling the yeast in with the first few cups of flour.  I use the kitchenaid mixer and just put all the ingredients in the bowl and let the hook do the work.  Once its mixed, knead it and put it in a greased bowl.   I put the bowl in the oven with the light on, covered with a tea towel.  Let it rise until it doubles.  Punch it down, kneading out the air bubbles.  Put back in the bowl, cover with the tea towel, and back into the oven.  Allow it to double again.  Once it doubles again, punch down, knead and replace to the oven.    The next time it doubles, knead and divide into three loaves and put in greased bread pans.  Punch down each loaf in the greased pans, turn over and let rise.

Remove the risen loaves from the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Remove from pans, butter the tops and let cool.


Quick Ginger Cookies  - old family recipe.

3/4 cup shortening (I used butter)
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
4 TBSP molasses
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp salt
Small bowl of white sugar set aside

Cream shortening and sugar together and slowly add the rest of the ingrediants in order.  Roll into balls (about 1 inch in size) and then roll the balls in white sugar.  Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes.  Do not double.  After baked, allow cookies to "set" on baking sheet for 2 minutes and then transfer to cooling racks.  Makes about 5 dozen


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