Delicious home-made rolls have always been one of my favorite parts of a holiday meal, all I want are rolls, stuffing and potatoes- just feed me carbs and I’ll be happy! The recipe for these rolls comes from my Aunt Beth’s family in Kentucky, since it’s a southern recipe you can count on them being good. You can serve them with whatever toppings you enjoy, we usually have them with honey or homemade jam.
If the recipe is a bit larger than you want, you can roll out part of the dough and sprinkle it with some cinnamon-sugar and butter for quick and simple sweet rolls.
- 4½ cups self rising flour
- ⅔ cup shortening
- 2 tbl. yeast
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 cups very warm water
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mix yeast, sugar and warm water in a small bowl. Let sit for 2-3 minutes
- Use a pastry cutter or fork to cut shortening into flour. Pour yeast mixture into flour and work with your hands until combined, it should be slightly sticky. Let rise until doubled
- Lightly flour your work surface and pour the dough out of the bowl on to the floured surface. Sprinkle dough with a bit of extra flour (less than 2 tbl.) and knead until just combined.
- Roll, or pat out dough and cut out ½ inch thick rolls. Dip in melted butter and then place in an 8 x 13 inch pan. Pour remaining melted butter evenly over the rolls. Allow to rise again until doubled in size, about 30-45 minutes.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes until tops are lightly browned.
Source: Family Recipe