Step 2: Getting Started:
1-In a Large bowl add 2-1/2 Cups flour, 1/2 Cup of sugar, 2 Teaspoons of salt, *1/4 Tablespoon of cinnamon. Mix the dry ingredients well.
*- more cinnamon if desired.
2-Add the two packets of yeast and1 teaspoon sugar to 1/4 cup of warm water ( between 105°-110°F). Stir well into a medium bowl and set aside for 5-10 minutes to proof. If the yeast is working, it will fill the bowl with foam.
3-Add the one cup of warm water to the 1/2 cup of shortening and mix well. This can be done in a microwave carefully in 15-25 second cooking times.The goal is to dissolve the shortening into a liquid - mix well, let cool to 105°-110°F.
4-Break and beat the three eggs - add to mixture.