Mother's Dinner Rolls Recipe

Step 1

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Combine boiling water, shortening, sugar and salt. Allow to stand 3-4 min. until shortening is melted and sugar dissolved. Add yeast and eggs, mix well. Add 2 cups flour, beat until smooth.Add enough remaining flour to form soft dough (do not knead). Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Step 2

Turn dough onto floured surface. Pinch off a piece and form a 2 1/2" ball. Roll into a 5" rope; shape into a knot. Repeat with remaining dough. Place on greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 350° for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 pkg (1/4 oz each) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110°-115°)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 7 1/2 - 8 cups flour

About this Author

Amy Wickett an member who donated this recipe.