Recipe by HeatherFeather
I found this recipe in an article on family reunions in Southern Living magazine.
Top Review by ellie_
Excellent rolls which are very easy to make. Made the dough (starter) the night before so it was ready to be made into rolls in the morning. Thanks Heather -- this is a definite keeper.
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 3 1⁄2-4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1⁄4 teaspoons dry active yeast
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups lukewarm water (about 100-110F)
- 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine, melted
Directions See How It's Made
- Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut shortening into flour until mixture is crumbly with pea-sized crumbs.
- Mix together yeast, sugar, salt, and lukewarm water in a large mixing bowl until dissolved; let sit 5-10 minutes or until frothy (if it doesn't froth, then your yeast is dead- either water was too hot or your yeast too old- start over with fresh yeast).
- Gradually mix together yeast mixture and flour mixture- adding enough flour to make a soft dough (you may need to add extra flour depending upon the humidity the day you make the dough).
- Cover dough and let chill 8 hours.
- Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic- just a few minutes.
- Form into 24 small dough balls and set balls together in a greased 9x13" metal pan.
- Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk (probably at least 1 hour).
- Bake in a preheated oven at 450 F for 12-15 minutes or until golden.
- Brush with melted butter.