8 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tab salt
1/4 cup shortening (optional)
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
2 Tbsp Yeast
1 cup lukewarm water
1 Tbsp sugar
Combine yeast, water and sugar.
Stir well and let stand until yeast rises.
Add sugar, salt, melted shortening and coconut milk to yeast mixture.
Place flour in bowl, make a well in the center and add the above liquid.
Stir mixture or work with hand until well blended.
Turn on lightly floured surface; let rest for 5 minutes.
Knead until smooth and elastic.
Place dough in a greased bowl.
Turn to bring greased surface to the top.
Cover; let stand in warm place until dough is doubled, about 1 hour.
Punch down, cover and et rise again until almost doubled in bulk.
Turn on lightly floured surface.
Divide dough into six equal parts.
Shape into balls or form loaves and place in greased baking pans.
Cover and let rise until doubled; about 45 minutes.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes to 1 hour