Homemade Rolls Recipe
This homemade roll recipe is not complicated and you can be serving your own fresh buns to your dinner guests.
2 packages dry yeast (1/4 ounce)
2 cups water, warm
4 Tablespoons granulated sugar
4 1/2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
2 teaspoons salt
4 tablespoons shortening, softened
Warm the 2 cups of water, add the salt and sugar and dissolve the yeast in it.
Let it sit for 5 minutes until the mixture looks foamy.
Blend in half of the flour.
Mix in the eggs and shortening.
Blend in the rest of the flour and mix until smooth.
Make sure all of the dough is scraped into the bottom of the bowl and cover with a cloth.
Let sit in a warm place for about 30 minutes or until it has risen to twice the amount.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Mix the dough down and add more sifted flour until it can be kneaded with hands. Knead only a few times.
Pinch off medium sized rolls and place on a greased baking sheet.
Allow it to rise again, until doubled in bulk.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until rolls golden brown. Baste hot rolls with melted butter and serve fresh.
(Makes 24 buns)