Basic Sweet Dough
|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)|
|All purpose flour||4 3⁄4 Cup (76 tbs) (sifted)|
|Lemon peel||1 Teaspoon, grated|
|Eggs||2 , beaten|
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.
Shape as desired.