In a small bowl put yeast and 1/2 teaspoons sugar in warm water. Mix together the flour, sugar, salt, crisco and margarine in a separate bowl by hand. Beat eggs well(separate bowl). Warm milk and water but do not boil. Add the milk, water, yeast mixture and eggs to dry ingredients.
Knead the dough, cover and let rise to twice the original amount. Loaf the bread in greased baking pans and let rise again to twice the size. just before putting in the oven; brush tops of loaves lightly with cream.
Bake at 300 degrees until golden brown; about 1 hour.