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!
- 1 cup lukewarm milk (put in microwave for about 30 seconds)
- 1 egg
- 1⁄4 cup shortening
- 3 1⁄2 cups flour (bread flour is best)
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 1⁄4 teaspoons yeast
- Add all ingredients in order specified by your bread machine manufacturer.
- Press dough cycle and let run until finished.
- If you don't have a dough cycle, let the machine run through the first kneading and first rise and then remove.
- Take dough out of bread machine and put on lightly floured surface.
- Roll into thick log with hands and cut into 12 equal pieces.
- Shape as desired and put onto a greased cookie sheet or jelly roll pan.
- Cover with a clean towel and let rise in a warm area for 30 to 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
- (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.
- Bake rolls at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
I have been making these rolls for years and I am finally getting around to rating this! These Rolls are easy to make and taste great. They are also the only rolls that my family will let me make. I have tried others but they dont care for them. The only change I made is that I use margarine instead of shortening and I also brush the rolls with butter when they come out of the oven.
The first time I made these I made them with Whole Wheat flour and they didn't really turn out well so I wouldn't recommend that. The second time I did it I followed the recipe exactly and they were perfect!! The family has requested them again for Christmas.
I have to say this is a FANTASTIC recipe, these buns taste just like the ones I grew up eating, it was surprising to me that i could create the same flavour in a bread machine. I have made the recipe several times with many variations-clover leaf rolls, cinnamon rolls and large dinner buns.They are light ,fluffy and sweet. Thank you for this recipe it has become a favorite of my family!!