Trinidad Hops Bread
2 1/2 cups hot water
4 tablespoons shortening
8 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon pack or 1 instant yeast
Stir hot water and shortening together until the fat melts and the liquid is lukewarm.
Place 6 cups flour, salt, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl and combine.
Add liquid gradually to flour and mix well
Place on floured surface and knead for 5 minutes adding remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough.
Place in greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled (about 30-45 minutes).
Punch down dough and form into balls 3in in diameter.
Place on greased baking tray, cover with a damp cloth and allow to rise until doubled.
Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.