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Basic Sweet Dough

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Ingredients
  Active dry yeast/2 cakes compressed yeast 2 Packet
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), scalded
  Shortening 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 4 3⁄4 Cup (76 tbs) (sifted)
  Lemon peel 1 Teaspoon, grated
  Eggs 2 , beaten
Directions

Soften active dry yeast in warm water (110°) or compressed yeast in lukewarm, water (85°).
Combine scalded milk, shortening, sugar, and salt.
Cool to lukewarm.
Stir in 2 cups flour and lemon peel; beat till smooth.
Add softened yeast and well-beaten eggs; mix thoroughly.
Add the remaining flour; mix to a soft dough.
Turn out and knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes.
Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease surface.
Cover and let rise in a warm place till double.
Punch down.
Shape as desired.

Recipe Summary

Method: 
Kneading
Dish: 
Bread
Ingredient: 
Lemon

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