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Bread In A Can
2 cans Texsun grapefruit or same-size juice cans, empty & washed
2 & 1/2 cups warm water
2 pkgs. (1 & 1/2 Tbsp.) yeast
4 Tbsp. shortening
2 teaspoonsful salt
4 Tbsp. sugar
6 cups flour

In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add shortening, salt, sugar and half of the flour. Beat two minutes at medium mixer speed or by hand two and a half minutes, scraping sides & bottom frequently.Add remaining flour & blend with a spoon. Scrape sides of bowl. Cover with a cloth & let rise in a warm place (85 degrees F) about 30 minutesor until double in size. Then beat batter about 25 strokes and put into greased juice cans. Smooth top & pat with a floured hand.Let rise again in cans until batter reaches 1 inch from the top. Bake 45 to 50 minutes at 375 degrees. Remove from can and let cool on rack. Cut when cool.
Recipe featured in Bread Daily on 8/26/01.