Grandmother's Fabulous Dough
1 cup milk
3/4 cup butter or shortening
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
4 cups flour (measure lightly)
1 pkg dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1/8 tsp sugar
Heat milk, butter, 1/4 cup sugar and salt until butter melts, cool to lukewarm.
While milk & butter are heating, dissolve yeast into water and sprinkle with sugar.
Beat milk mix into yeast. Add 2 cups flour and beat for 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, then add 1 cup flour and beat 2 minutes. Beat (or use spoon) remaining flour in a little at a time until mixed well.
Turn into a greased bowl, grease top of ball of dough, cover loosely with plastic wrap, but seal the edge and place in warm area to rise. About 2 hours.
Punch down, form bread (either into loafs or rolls), place in appropriate pans, cover once again and let rise 1 hour.
Bake rolls at 375 for 8-10 minutes. Check frequently! Brush with butter to make a nice soft crust.
Bake loaves 25-30 minutes.