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    Old Recipe Yeast Rolls

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    2 hrs

    blgpts's Note:

    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.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    rolls

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Soften yeast in the warm water, and set aside for 5 minutes.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, combine sugar, shortening, and salt and stir into milk.
    3. 3
      Cool to lukewarm, and then add the yeast mixture, egg,and 2 1/2 cups of the flour and beat well.
    4. 4
      Add enough of remaining flour to make a soft dough.
    5. 5
      Let rise for 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in size.
    6. 6
      Punch down.
    7. 7
      Turn out and shape into rolls.
    8. 8
      Let rise for 1 hour or until doubled.
    9. 9
      Bake at 400°F for 10-12 minutes.
    10. 10
      Brush with melted butter.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 29, 2012

      55

      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.

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    • on November 27, 2014

      55

      My mother's recipe card says that she had used this exact recipe since 1946. I still make them today.

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    • on March 20, 2010

      55

      Delicious, and so easy my husband made them! So simple, so tasty, and so perfect.

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    Nutritional Facts for Old Recipe Yeast Rolls

    Serving Size: 1 (933 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 112.2
     
    Calories from Fat 34
    31%
    Total Fat 3.8 g
    5%
    Saturated Fat 1.4 g
    7%
    Cholesterol 11.7 mg
    3%
    Sodium 113.8 mg
    4%
    Total Carbohydrate 16.6 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    2%
    Sugars 2.1 g
    8%
    Protein 2.6 g
    5%

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