Mom's Homemade White Bread Rolls (Or Loaves)

Recipe by Liara
READY IN: 4hrs 20mins




  • Dissolve yeast and 2 Tablespoons sugar in 1/4 cup warm water, set aside.
  • Microwave 2 cups water, shortening and salt, until the shortening melts.
  • Stir this mixture until it completely dissolves.
  • Start adding flour about 2 cups to start to this mixture, just a little at a time so that it stays smooth and doesn't get lumpy.
  • Then add yeast mixture, mix well.
  • Continue adding flour and then turn out on floured surface and knead in remaining flour, until no longer tacky.
  • Grease a large bowl or pan with vegetable oil.
  • Put the bread in this bowl cover and let it rise.
  • If you use a fast acting yeast it should take about 45 minutes.
  • Turn out on the counter and fold in sides, put back in bowl and let rise again.
  • After the second rising it is time to turn it out and make the rolls or bread and place it in a pan.
  • Make sure the pan is well oiled with vegetable oil.
  • Place them in the pan (pans) and let rise one last time and then bake them at 375°F oven until done, about 20 minutes or so.