1 Granulated Sugar
1 Dry Yeast
1 1/2 Milk
1/4 Granulated Sugar
3 3/4 Flour
Dissolve 1 tsp sugar in warm water in large bowl.
Sprinkle in yeast. Let stand 10 minutes, then stir well.
Combine milk, 1/4 cup sugar, shortening and salt in saucepan.
Heat until lukewarm and shortening is melted. Stir well.
Add to yeast mixture.
Add 2 3/4 cups flour and beat vigorously with wooden spoon or electric mixer until smooth.
Gradually stir in remaining 1 cup flour.
Batter will be soft.
Cover with tea towel.
Let rise in warm place until doubled about 1 hour.,
Stir down dough and let stand 10 minutes.
Fill greased muffin cups 1/2 full.
Let rise until doubled 45 minutes.
Bake at 375°F for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
Turn out of pans immediately.
Serve warm and cool.