Scald the milk in a saucepan. Pour over the shortening, sugar and salt in
a large mixing bowl. Cool to lukewarm. Sprinkle the yeast over the
lukewarm water and stir to dissolve. Add the yeast mixture, 3 cups of the
flour, and eggs to the milk mixture. Beat, using an electric mixer set on
medium speed, for about 2 minutes. Gradually stir in enough of the
remaining flour to make a soft dough. Turn the dough out on a lightly
floured surface and knead until smooth and satiny, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Place the dough in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top and
cover. Let rise in a warm place until double, about 1 hour. Punch the
dough down and divide the dough into thirds, then let the dough rest for
10 minutes. Divide each third into 12 pieces and shape each piece into a
ball. Place 12 balls, equally spaced, in a greased 9-inch round cake pan.
Repeat for the remaining two thirds. Cover and let rise until doubled, 45
to 60 minutes. Bake in a preheated 400 degree F. oven for 12 to 15
minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the pans and cool on wire