Rich Bread Machine Dinner Rolls

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep
2 hrs
Cook
15 mins

Adapted from a 1964 Betty Crocker Cookbook (my Grandmother's). This is one of our favorites, and making rolls in the bread machine is a snap! These can be shaped almost any way you like. Great dough for making sweet rolls, also!

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 1 cup lukewarm milk (put in microwave for about 30 seconds)
  • 1 egg
  • 14 cup shortening
  • 3 12 cups flour (bread flour is best)
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 14 teaspoons yeast

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients in order specified by your bread machine manufacturer.
  2. Press dough cycle and let run until finished.
  3. If you don't have a dough cycle, let the machine run through the first kneading and first rise and then remove.
  4. Take dough out of bread machine and put on lightly floured surface.
  5. Roll into thick log with hands and cut into 12 equal pieces.
  6. Shape as desired and put onto a greased cookie sheet or jelly roll pan.
  7. Cover with a clean towel and let rise in a warm area for 30 to 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
  8. (Hint: Turn oven on at 150 degrees for one minute, turn off and let rolls rise in warm oven) When ready, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  9. Bake rolls at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.