I was getting recipes together with my daughter when she was about 10 years old. She loved this one. That was late 1980's. Still a great recipe used in variations by many families to this day. Prep time does not reflect rising time.
Heat milk, sugar, shortening and 1 tsp salt until sugar dissolves cool to luke warm. Stir in 1 cup flour, beat smooth.
2Add yeast and egg; beat well. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough Knead. Place in greased bowl, turn once. Cover and let rise until doubled.
3Punch down risen dough, divide into thirds. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
Shape 1/3 of dough into six "eggs" Place close together in center of greased baking sheet. Shape two remaining parts into three ropes and twist. Coil around "eggs" and seal ends. Cover and let rise until doubled.
Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from sheet; cool. Frost and decorate.