Preparation / Directions:
Mix water, sugar, salt and shortening together; cool to luke- warm. Soften yeast in 1/2 cup lukewarm water; add 1 teaspoon sugar and stir into first mixture. Add beaten eggs; stir In 4 cups flour and beat well. Stir in remaining 4 cups flour; beat to a smooth dough. Knead slightly. Grease top; place in bowl; cover and let rise until double in bulk, about 1 hour. Shape into rolls; place In greased pans; let rise 1 hour, or until double in bulk. Bake 10 to 15 minutes at 400F.