Prep 3 hrs
Cook 30 mins
Found in Bon Appetit, originally in The Fannie Farmer Baking Book, 1984
- 1 (1/4 ounce) envelope active dry yeast
- 1⁄4 cup warm water, 110 - 115 degrees
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1⁄4 cup shortening
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- 3 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting surface
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter
- sea salt
- Whisk yeast and water in small bowl; let stand for 5 minutes. Heat milk in small saucepan over medium til just warm. Combine shortening, sugar, and salt in large bowl. Add warm milk; whisk to blend, breaking up shortening into small clumps (it may not melt completely).
- Whisk in yeast mixture and egg. Add flour; stir vigorously with wooden spoon til dough forms. Knead dough with lightly floured hands on lightly floured surface until smooth, 4-5 minutes.
- Transfer to lightly oiled bowl; turn to coat. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let stand at room temp til doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
- Preheat oven ot 350. Melt butter in small saucepan. Lightly brush a 13x9 dish with some melted butter. Punch down dough, divide into 4 equal pieces. Working with 1 piece at a time, roll out on a lightly floured surface into 12x6 rectangle.
- Cut lengthwise into three 2" wide strips; cut each crosswise into three 4x2" rectangles. Brush half of each with melted butter; fold unbuttered side over, allowing 1/4" overhang. Place flat in 1 corner of the dish, folded edge against short side of dish. Add remaining rolls, shingling to form 1 long row. Repeat with remaining dough for 4 rows. Brush with butter; loosely cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30 min or up to 6 hours.
- Bake rolls until golden and puffed, 25-35 minutes. Brush with butter; sprinkle with sea salt.