1 cup plus 2 TBS warm water1 TBS honey or sugar (I prefer honey)
1 1/2 tsp yeast
3 cups flour
1 TBS shortening (I prefer using 2 TBS milled fax seed)
1 tsp salt
While the yeast is activting, gather your ingredients. When the yeast is foamy in appearance; add the flour, shortening, and salt. Mix until the dough is smooth. The dough may appear a little sticky, do not add any more flour.
Allow the dough to rise for 30 - 45 minutes in a warm location (an oven that was heated to 200, and then turned off works great.)
Punch down the dough, and knead into a bread loaf. Place in a warm location and let rise for about 30 minutes.
Place in a pre-heated oven at 375 and bake for 30- 35 minutes.