3 tablespoon Crisco
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour, about
2 packages dry yeast
1/2 stick butter
Pour 1 cup of boiling water over Crisco, sugar, and salt. Let cool to warm, then dissolve 2 packages of yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Pour into the first mixture, add 2 cups of flour and beat until smooth, add 2 more cups of flour (or more) to make the dough. Form dough into a ball and let rise for about one hour. Punch down and knead. Form small balls about lime size and roll in melted butter (1/2 stick) and place in a greased angel food cake pan. Let rise one hour or longer.
Bake in a 400-degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
Roll balls in cinnamon and sugar mixture, sprinkle with nuts for coffee cake bread
Roll balls in garlic salt or garlic powder for Italian bread.