Recipe by Julesong
Updated and corrected recipe! I watched Mom make the rolls for Christmas dinner this year, and have updated the recipe to make sure all the amounts and steps are just right. :) Mom originally got the recipe from Aunt Lee, and these are my favorite dinner rolls. They take a bit of time to prepare, but they're well-worth it. I know it's a lot easier to buy rolls from the Pillsbury Doughboy, but they're not nearly as good. :) This is what's on the table at our family gatherings. Prep time includes day-of-baking rising.
Top Review by Bramble2012
Wonderfull! I started these at 8 in the morning and they were done for dinner. The dough was Heaven to work with. The rolls where huge,light and fluffy. My husband said it's a keeper and my 3yr old proclaimed it "Mmmm Yummy!"
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package dry yeast
- 1⁄4 cup warm water (110-115 degrees F, see package for directions)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar (for proofing yeast)
- 2 eggs, well beaten
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 cup milk, scalded and cooled
- 1⁄2 cup oil
- 4 cups flour, unsifted
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
Directions See How It's Made
- Dissolve the sugar then the yeast in the warm water; let "proof" for about 10 minutes - it should swell and get bubbly.
- In a large bowl, beat together the eggs and sugar until light. Mix in the oil, milk, and proofed yeast until well blended.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Add mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until dough is smooth and elastic (it will be fairly sticky).
- Pour dough into large oiled bowl and let rise for 4 hours or overnight in refrigerator.
- Spray baking sheets with baking spray or lightly butter.
- Pour onto floured board, divide the dough in half.
- Roll out each half as you would for a pie crust (make sure to dust the roller with flour), then cut the dough into 12 pie-piece shaped pieces. Roll each piece into a crescent shape or shape rolls however you wish.
- Place shaped rolls on the baking sheets, then put in a warm place to rise, about 2 to 3 hours.
- When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until golden.