Total Time
12hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 hrs

Easy, delicious, and make ahead so that you don't have to rush to have a great meal on the table for your guests. From my Great Aunt Linda. Cook time is overnight refrigeration time.

Directions

  1. Mix warm water and yeast in a a large bowl; add sugar and salt and mix. Add three cups of flour (mix), add shortening and egg (mix). Add three more cups flour; if dough is thin add 1/2 cup more flour.
  2. Grease the bottom and sides of a bowl, put the dough in, turn to coat, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight. In the morning you are ready for your rolls!
  3. About two hours before baking cut off amount needed (return other half to fridge) and shape into rolls.* Place in a greased pan and set rolls on it, let rise until double (about 1 1/2 hours)
  4. Brush with melted butter and bake at 350 degrees F until lightly golden, around 20-30 minutes.
  5. *NOTE: For cresent shaped rolls roll dough into a circle, cut wedges, and roll up. For clover leaf rolls, roll dough into small balls and place 3 balls per greased cupcake pan cup.