How could I not bake bread today after reading this blog!
I noticed it last week and have been thinking of what to bake.
Finally yesterday, I have decided to bake our special rolls.
This is another recipe I got when I was in high school and still make it to this day. My mom always made the 'Sweet Rolls' in the 1950 series Betty Crocker book, it makes 1 dozen at a time. She always made 2 dozen for us and a dozen each for the neighbors at Christmas time. They all knew when I would come to borrow a cookie sheet that they would get a pan of rolls back. So I have always tried to pass this tradition on wherever I live, the neighbors love it. My grandchildren expect these rolls every Christmas, and when I dare try something new, they say, "GRANDMA, where are our rolls?"
Here they are, hope you enjoy the recipe! It makes enough to share.
Where would we be without Zorra, to keep us making breads? Thanks for sponsoring this day Zorra!
Easy Refrigerator Rolls
4 packages dry-yeast
4 cups water water
1 cup sugar (* see note)
1/2 cup shortening (can use 1/4 cup shortening and 1/4 cup butter, or 1/2 cup butter)
2 teaspoons salt
12-14 cups flour
Dissolve yeast in water let sit about 5 minutes to proof.
Stir in sugar,salt,shortening and eggs.
Sift flour. Mix in flour with hand until dough is easy to handle.
Turn onto lightly floured board. Knead until smooth and elastic.
Place greased-side up in a greased bowl.
Cover with damp cloth, place in refrigerator.
In about 1 hour, shape into your favorite kind of rolls (I like the knot kind).
Heat oven to 400 degrees, bake 12-15 minutes.
After brown, and out of oven, brush lightly with butter. Makes 4-6 dozen, depending on type of roll you make.
The original recipe says it makes 8 dozen rolls, if you like super little rolls, you can probably get that many.
Sometimes I make them big enough for sandwiches, other times small for dinner rolls.
*note: you can make this recipe using 1/2 cup sugar, instead of the whole cup.
**I did make this without 1 cup of sugar and used 1/2 cup, still tastes great! More like bread than sweet bread.
Don't know why when I blogged this, that Oct 8 came up. Must learn more about blogging.