Combine sugar, salt, shortening, and ferment. Add flour slowly, beating thoroughly after each addition until a dough just stiff enough to knead is formed. Knead on lightly floured board until dough is smooth and elastic. Cover with a warm, damp cloth. Allow to double in bulk, work down, again cover and allow to double in bulk. Form into loaves and place in well-oiled pans. Cover and let rise until double in bulk. Bake in hot oven (450 F) 45 to 60 minutes. 4 loaves.
The Household Searchlight - 1941