Scald milk and stir in sugar, salt and shortening.
Cool to lukewarm. Dissolve yeast in very warm water.
Stir until dissolved, then stir into the lukewarm milk mixture.
Add beaten eggs and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth and stir in an additional 2 cups flour.
Turn dough out onto lightly floured board and knead until smooth and elastic.
Place in a greased bowl and brush top with soft shortening. Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from draft, until double in bulk (about 1 hour).
Punch down and turn out onto lightly floured board.
Use as desired to make any of the following sweet breads.
Pat 1/2 of dough into a greased 9-inch pie plate. Brush with melted margarine. Arrange apples on top of dough and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Let rise and 1 1/2 hours.
Bake at 375° F for 12 minutes.Servings: