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Posted by Nancy for Grandma B. This is Grandma Lizette Berlin's recipe that she taught to Grandma Betty Berlin. It makes 8 loaves and was a treat to Nancy, Greg, Eric, Jill, Jay, Kathy and Carl on Fridays as we grew up.
2 c warm water
3 pkg dry yeast (Red Star not Quick)
2 Tbsp sugar
5 c warm water.
1 c oil (Lizette used bacon drippings or lard in pre-Cholesterol days)
1 c sugar
1 rounded Tbsp salt
Mix yeast water and sugar while you gather the other ingredients. The add 5 c water, oil, sugar and salt and stir until dissolved. Add flour 1 cup at a time, until it "feels right" (smooth and elastic). Knead dough 2-3 minutes. Cover and rest in a warm place until doubled. Uncover and knead for 2-4 minutes again. Rise again until doubled, about and hour. Divide into eight pieces and flatten dough, sprinkle with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar, roll and shape into bread, coffee cake or cut into rolls. Top the bread with cinnamon and suger. Bake at 350F "until it is done."