This is a recipe that I found about 40 years ago in a Better Homes and Gardens Bread Cookbook (there is a late version available, but it does not do as well). I have made this for 48 years and now my daughter, DIL and two grandchildren are making it. If you are looking for a no-knead, easy, and oh so delicious recipe, this is it. I was a beginner cook with no previous cooking experience all those years ago when I first started making this.
- Soften yeast in the warm water, and set aside for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine sugar, shortening, and salt and stir into milk.
- Cool to lukewarm, and then add the yeast mixture, egg,and 2 1/2 cups of the flour and beat well.
- Add enough of remaining flour to make a soft dough.
- Let rise for 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in size.
- Punch down.
- Turn out and shape into rolls.
- Let rise for 1 hour or until doubled.
- Bake at 400°F for 10-12 minutes.
- Brush with melted butter.
I made these rolls twice. Once as written, second with 1/2 tsp. more salt, which I preferred. Also, the recipe might make 24, but I only got 12 nice-size, which is perfect for us, and they took 15 minutes to bake. I gave these a high rating for taste, prep time, and texture. Added an egg wash just before baking.
My mother's recipe card says that she had used this exact recipe since 1946. I still make them today.
Delicious, and so easy my husband made them! So simple, so tasty, and so perfect.