Basic Sweet Dough

½ c. milk

½ c. sugar

1 ½ tsp. salt

½ c. warm water

2 pkgs or cakes of yeast

2 eggs, beaten

¼ c. margarine

4 ½ c. flour

Scald milk on stovetop. Stir in sugar, salt, and margarine and cool to lukewarm. Dissolve yeast in warm water and add to the milk mixture. Add beaten eggs, half of the flour, and beat until smooth. Stir in remaining flour to make a stiff dough. Knead until smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl. Cover and let rise for one hour.