Recently rediscovered while slowly progressing through the exploration and disposition of my mother's many possessions: one well-used copy of a well-loved recipe.
Easy to make and really delicious--but you have to start hours ahead of time.
Scald 1 pint milk. Add 1/2 cup shortening and 1/2 cup sugar. Cool to lukewarm. Add 1 envelope yeast and dissolve. Add 1 1/2 cups flour. Blend. Cover and let stand one and one-half hours.
Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. Blend into risen dough.
Turn out onto floured board and roll to one-half inch thickness. Cut into 2" circles. Place on greased baking sheet. Let rise another 2 hours. Bake 12 minutes at 425 degrees.
Enjoyed by many guests, on many holidays! If you're flirting with the idea of collecting/preserving some of your own family recipes, Martha Stewart offers some wonderful ideas.