Monday, August 4, 2008

Basic Rolls

A word about rolls.  My mom makes excellent ones, and they accompany every Sunday dinner.  She makes them ahead of time and them freezes them before she bakes them so they are ready for her when she needs them.  Nothing can replace these babies.  But if you're just not going to make them, I recommend Sister Schubert's Rolls.  As far as ready to cook freezer rolls go, they are untouchable.  But if you want the real good stuff, here's the recipe:

4 T yeast (4 pkgs) in 1 cup warm water and 2 T sugar
2 c warm milk
2/3 c. shortening
4 t salt
2/3 c sugar 
4 eggs beaten
1 t vanilla
8 rounded cups flour or less (don't make the dough too stiff)

Mix and let stand 20 minutes.  Knead.  Let rise to double.  Roll out.  Cut into circles.  Fold circles in half and place on baking sheet.  Bake at 350 for approximately 20 minutes.   If you want to freeze the rolls after they are on the baking sheet, make sure to take them out of the freezer 3 hours before you want to put them in the oven.

1 comment:

Elizabeth Downie said...

How many rolls does this make? It sounds simple enough! Thank you for saving me!