Shirley's Yummy Dinner Rolls

"These may take a little time, but they will melt in your mouth. Shirley made these at all our family gatherings at their house and they are worth the trouble. Thanks Shirley!"
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Ready In:
4hrs 25mins
36 rolls




  • In a large bowl, mix 2 cups of flour, sugar, salt and UNDISSOLVED Yeast.
  • Combine, milk waterand margarine in a sauce pan.
  • Heat over low heat until very warm (butter does not need to melt).
  • Gradually add to dry ingredients and beat 2 minutes.
  • Add eggs and 3/4 cup flour; beat 2 more minutes.
  • Stir in enough more flour to make a stiff dough.
  • Turn out on a lightly floured board.
  • Knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and then a towel; let rise 20 minutes.
  • Punch down dough.
  • Form into round balls and place in greased pan.
  • Brush with oil.
  • Cover pans (loosely) with plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate 2 to 24 hours.
  • When ready to bake, remove from refrigerator and uncover CAREFULLY.
  • Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes.
  • BAKE AT 375° for 20 to 25 minutes or until done.
  • When done brush with butter and enjoy!

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  1. readermom
    I tried your recipe and my family loved them. I don't think it took long to make them. I tried again with half whole wheat and I loved them. The third time I tried honey and yogurt and they were gone in minutes. Thanks for sharing
  2. ellie444
    Great Recipe!!!! I used this recipe for my Wed night dinner. Two small changes, I used only one pkg yeast and 1/2c milk,1/2c heavy cream. I didn't think this recipe took any longer that any other. I've been making bread since I was 11 yr old. The product was a pleasantly dense, sweet, tall roll.Next time I will use the 2 pkgs of yeast just to see the difference. I will add this to my list of recipes to keep. Thank you, Darlene and Shirley wherever you are.


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