Sunday, January 22, 2012

Homemade Yeast Rolls

No, we didn't have yeast rolls tonight for dinner. But we did have them last night. They came right out of the freezer and Sister Somebody was the brand. Actually they are quite tasty and are super easy to prepare. I can genuinely recommend that you keep a couple of packages on hand for unexpected opportunities to serve them.

On the other hand, you could try Memaw's Just Plain Cooking recipe:

Refrigerator Rolls (Memaw's)

2 packages yeast ( compressed or dry)
(1 envelope of dry active yeast = 2 1/4 teaspoons = 1/4 US ounce)
1/2 cup lukewarm water
1 1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup shortening
1 egg, beaten
5 3/4 cups sifted flour

Soften yeast in lukewarm water. Scald milk and add sugar, salt, and shortening. Cool to lukewarm. Add 2 cups flour and beat well. Add yeast and beaten egg. Blend thoroughly. Add remaining flour to make a soft dough.
Turn out on lightly floured board and knead until smooth and satiny. Place in lightly greased bowl. Cover and let rise in warm place (80 to 85 degrees F) until doubled.
Punch down. Shape into smooth ball. Grease surface lightly. Cover and put into fridge. When needed, remove from refrigerator, punch down, and shape into rolls.
Let rise until doubled.
Bake in hot oven 425 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes.

(Yum, Yum! My words exactly!)

Tomorrow is the recipe you have been waiting for: Memaw's Sweet Roll
You are half way there, since the dough recipe is the same as the one above. Stay tuned!

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