Mr. Bubble’s personal favorite!
- 1 package dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 tsp. salt
- 4 to 4 1⁄2 cup flour, divided
- 6 tbsp. butter, melted
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, shortening, egg, salt and 1 cup flour. Beat until smooth.
Stir in enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6–8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Punch dough down. Turn onto lightly floured surface and shape into 1 1⁄2 inch balls. Dip the balls in butter and arrange evenly in a greased 9 inch fluted tube pan. Drizzle with any remaining butter. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
Bake at 350 ° or 30–35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before inverting onto a serving platter.