posted by Becky 12-01-99 2:24 PM


2 cubes unsalted butter
2 heaping Tbsp. Crisco
1 1/2 cups sugar
6 eggs
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
6 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
6 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. pure vanilla

Preheat to 350 degrees and grease cookie sheets.

Cream butter and Crisco until fluffy. Slowly add sugar and continue beating. Add eggs, little at a time and keep beating. Add orange juice, mix and then add vanilla.

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl, gradually add to mixture and blend very well.

On table, sprinkle 6 places of flour and divided dough equally. With hand, shape each one into a short ball and place on a piece of wax paper (at least 12 to 15-inches long) and keep rolling back and forth until well shaped. Roll onto cookie sheet. Press top down slightly with hand, cup hands and shape sides until loaves are straight.

Place 2 rolls on each sheet. Brush with slightly beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seed.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and slice. Place back on cookie sheet and bake about 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.

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