Everyone will love Speedy's Yeast Bread Squares

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By Susan Lowery

Everyone likes warm homemade bread or rolls, right?

If you don't think you have time for hat, here's an easy, quicker alternative that absolutely anyone can make and everyone will love.

I got this recipe many, many years ago from an old friend firm Campbellsville, Greg "Speedy" Ford. He was one-third of a band called "Ford, Moyers and Houk" that used to play around here.

Speedy, along with Ern Moyers and Ernie Houk were (are) great entertainers. They played at all kinds of venues, from Pizza Villa in Lebanon to the Phoenix Hill Tavern in Louisville.

They even had an original song they did about the fire that took out the Rainbow Bar and Grill in dowtown Lebanon.

The first few lines went like this: "Well, they shot the Pope, and they killed John Lennon, and gunned down Reagan too. But, I'll never understand how any kind of man could burn down the Rainbow Bar and Grill."   Ah, the good old days.   Speedy's Yeast Bread Squares 1 T. yeast 1 1/4 c. warm (not hot) water 1/4 c. oil or shortening 2 T. sugar 1 t. salt 2 2/3 c. flour 1 T. poppy or sesame seeds *optional  

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add oil, sugar, salt and flour. Beat vigorously with a wooden spoon for 2-3 minutes. Put in well-greased 9x13 pan. Let rest 10-15 minutes, then bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes. If you want to sprinkle the top with poppy or sesame seeds, sprinkle them on top when you first put the batter in the pan. Cut in squares to serve. Serves 6-8.