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Ingredients

2 packages yeast
1 cup warm water
1 egg
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour
1/2 cup(1 stick) butter

Instructions

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Mix egg, sugar, shortening and salt. Add flour and mix, then add active yeast. Knead for 10 minutes. Put in greased bowl and let rise 15 minutes. Knead again for 10 minutes. Melt butter. Roll out dough and slice into strips. Dip strips in butter. Criss-cross strips in a bundt pan and allow to rise 15 minutes more. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Janice Klawon
Rock Island



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