Hard Rolls

FRESH YEAST  2 ounces
WATER - cold water  3#
 SALT  1.5 ounces
 SUGAR  1.5 ounces

MIXING: Straight Dough Mixing Method

1) In a Hobart bowl, place in the yeast and water, and stir with your hand to dissolve. Top with the flour, salt, sugar, and shortening.
2) Using a dough hook, mix on 1st speed for 3 minutes, then 2nd speed for 7 minutes.
3) Place the dough in a oiled bowl, and allow to rise for 1 hour. Covered.
4) Punch-down, and scale into 1.75 to 2 ounce pieces (this makes a nice sized dinner roll). Round each piece, and place on a parchment lined sheetpan which has been dusted with cornmeal.
5) Proof until doubled in size (30-45 minutes). Score each round with a razor, and place in the oven.
6) Bake @ 425 degrees. Steam oven during the first 10 minutes of baking.