A great dinner roll. Or use this all purpose dough for cinnamon rolls, Swedish Tea Ring, or homemade "brown and serve" rolls. A keeper!
- Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup of warm water and set aside for 15 minutes or so.
- In a large bowl, add hot water and shortening. Let set until shortening melts.
- Add sugar and salt.
- Let cool until tepid.
- Add beaten eggs.
- Add two c.
- flour and mix well.
- Add yeast mixture.
- Stir and continue adding flour until a soft dough is formed
- Turn out on floured board and knead until the dough is pliable.
- Generously oil a large bowl and place dough in it.
- Turn dough in bowl until coated w/ oil.
- Cover w/ lid or heavy plate.
- Refrigerate overnight or for several hours.
- When ready to use, punch dough down.
- Turn out on floured board and halve dough.
- You may make several styles of rolls with this.
- Cloverleaf rolls: Cut dough halve into three equal pieces.
- Cut the three pieces into 24 equal pieces.
- You have 72 pieces of dough.
- Grease 2 muffin tins (makes 24 rolls).
- Work dough into floured balls.
- Place three in each muffin tin.
- Brush with melted butter and let raise until doubled.
- Cook at 350F for 20 minutes or until golden brown and crusty.
- Brush w/ melted butter and serve.
- *These rolls may be made ahead, allowed to raise and frozen in muffin tins.
- Thaw for an hour and bake as usual.
- **These rolls may be cooked half way through, removed from oven, allowed to cool and are then frozen. When ready cook frozen for another 10-15 minutes until cooked through and browned.
- Thus ...A homemade version of"brown and serve".
- ***Dough will keep in fridge for two days.
- Keep punching it down.
- ****Dough makes great cinnamon buns or try Swedish tea ring which is filled w/ fruit of choice and cinnamon.