Put warm water, sugar and yeast in mixing bowl let stand 5 min. until yeast bubbles. If this does not happen your yeast could be old or your water was to hot and you killed your yeast. Add melted shortening (not hot) salt and 2 cups of the flour. Mix on med for 2 min then add remaining flour mix until it all comes together and no longer sticks to the bowl. Place dough on floured surface and knead until smooth about 2 min. Place in greased bowl and cover with tea towel. Let rise for 1 hr. punch down dough and place on clean surface, cut in half. Flatten dough into a rectangle and roll up tightly into loaf shape. Pinch the edges on the bottom together.(see photo)Turn over and place on pan dusted with cornmeal. Let rise for 1 more hr. Place a small pan of water in oven on lower race. The steam will make your bread crispier. Bake @ 375 for 25 min or until golden brown.