2 tsp salt
1/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup shortening or 1 stick butter(melted)
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs, well beaten
4 1/2 cup flour
1 cup warm water
Soften yeast in the 1/4 cup warm water. Combine shortening, sugar, eggs, 1 cup warm water and salt. Stir in yeast and 2 1/2 cup flour. Beat with hand mixer until smooth. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well. Cover and let rise until double. (approx. 1 hr) Punch down and refrigerate overnight. Take out 3 hours before baking. Roll out into 1 large rectangle or 2 smaller ones 1/2 inch thick. Spread with melted butter. Roll up jelly roll style and cut 1 inch thick. Place in greased muffin pans. Cover with a dish towel and let rise 3 hours. Bake 400 degrees 12 min or so.
PS. Can make cinnamon rolls out of these too. Just add cinnamon and brown sugar with the butter.