Place the yeast and sugar in a small bowl. Pour the warm water (not too hot) over the yeast mixture and let it sit for about 15 minutes, or until nice and bubbly.
Combine melted butter, sugar, evaporated milk and salt into a large mixing bowl. When your yeast mixture is ready add them together and mix.
If you are using a stand mixer put on your bread hook and then pour in 3 cups of flour. If not, you can stir/kneed it as well. Then add in 1/2 cup of flour at a time and mix until the dough is no longer sticking to the sides.
You’ll know it’s ready when your fingers no longer stick to the dough. (No more than 7 cups of flour max).
Then cover the ball of dough and sides of the bowl with shortening and cover the bowl with a towel. Set in the sun to rise (about 1.5hours).
When it has risen over the bowl (doubled in size) punch it down and place on a floured surface.
Knead the dough for 2-3 minutes. Cut dough into two pieces and roll them out into a rectangle. Roll the dough up and tuck the ends under. Then place into 2 greased bread pans
Let the bread rise again, and when it looks like a good loaf of bread place them in the oven at 375 degrees for 34 minutes. When the bread is done, coat the top with butter and remove onto a cooling rack. Enjoy!