Refrigerator Rolls

Recipe by Aroostook
READY IN: 40mins




  • 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.