This easy homemade dinner rolls recipe makes light and delicious dinner rolls like grandma used to make that go well with virtually any meal!Print
Homemade Dinner Rolls Recipe
This easy homemade dinner rolls recipe makes light and delicious dinner rolls like grandma used to make that go well with virtually any meal!
3 heaping Tbsp. shortening
1 Tbsp. salt
1/2 cup sugar, less 1 Tbsp.
1 cup hot water
6 cups flour
1 cup warm water (110° – 115°)
2 pkgs. or 2 Tbsp. yeast
- Combine shortening, salt, and sugar in a large bowl.
- Pour hot water over the mixture and stir until the shortening melts.
- Add enough flour to make a paste.
- Dissolve yeast in 1 cup warm water.
- Add to bowl.
- Mix in the remaining flour to form a soft dough. Knead the dough well.
- Place in a bowl and cover with a damp towel; let rise.
- When doubled, punch dough down and roll to 1/2 inch thickness.
- Cut with a cookie cutter and place on greased pans about 1/2 inch apart.
- Let rise until doubled.
- Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 3 dozen.
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We don’t have shortening in Ireland, do you know would any other fat work? And have ye tried these rolls using gluten free flour? Thanks!
I think shortening is the same as Trex,Flora White,Cookeen and in Australia I think it is Copha. We have not tried these rolls with gluten free flour. Hope this helps.
Could one use butter instead of shortening?
You can if that is all you have. In baking exchanging butter for shortening the rolls will rise but maybe not quite the same texture as when you use the shortening.
I made these rolls for supper tonight. They are so light. We have enough for tomorrow.
I am so frustrated, I stink as a cook! I just put together this roll recipe and notice the jar of yeast I have says to keep refrigerated. Well, it has been sitting open in my cupboard for nearly a year! I tried kneading the dough and it seemed really stiff, I doubt it will rise but we shall see?! I swear I can’t cook, I can’t sew, I am just not domesticated at all, even if I put a lot of effort in it! I half jokingly tell my husband I am a Trophy Wife trapped in a Housewife’s body!
LOL Tammy don’t give up. We all have to start some place and part of that is learning from our mistakes. I am not a better cook than say my daughter because I am more domesticate or anything like that – I am a better cook because of experience. It means I have spent 20 more yrs making mistakes and learning how to correct them that is all. You really will do fine if you keep practicing. Any new job or what ever never goes smoothly the first couple of weeks because you just need to learn it and practice.
Next time you try making any dough that needs to be kneaded and the recipe calls for 2 1/2 cups of flour (or what ever amount) just leave the last 1/2 cup out. Then use that amount to sprinkle on the board to knead the dough, add a little at a time until the dough stops sticking and is smooth. If you notice many dough recipes like this will say 2-2 1/2 cups or flour or 4-4 1/2 cups because there are many factors which can make the dough more or less stiff so you adjust it to where you live and how you make it. After about 5-6 tries you should start getting the feel of what the dough will be like.