Sunday, January 31, 2010

Refrigerator Yeast Rolls

Last week was one of the BUSIEST weeks of grad school so far. I had 3 homework assignments to do, an exam to take, and a paper to write. I managed to get it all done, BUT unfortunately I wasn’t able to cook for the family like I normally do. And the saddest part…I wasn’t able to blog!!!

A couple of weeks ago, my mom gave me this recipe for Refrigerator Rolls. She received this recipe in home economics class in high school...that would be about 30-something years ago. You can tell from the picture that the recipe has been used!  She said she used to make these rolls all the time. I decided to try them, and I really enjoyed them. She recommended rolling the dough into small balls and using a muffin tin to bake them in. I put three balls in each one, which made for some nice looking rolls! These rolls are pretty dense, not light and fluffy as I was expecting them to be, but the flavor is great!

Refrigerator Rolls

½ cup boiling water
½ cup shortening
½ cup sugar
¾ teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1 package dry yeast
½ cup lukewarm water
3 cups all-purpose flour

1. Combine boiling water, shortening, sugar, and salt. Blend well and cool. (I combine in same pot that I boil the water).
2. Add egg.
3. In large bowl, sprinkle yeast into lukewarm water and stir until dissolved.
4. Add egg mixture.
5. Blend in flour. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
6. Shape into rolls or small balls as described above. Place on greased pan (or muffin pan) and let rise for about 3 hours in a warm location.
7. Bake at 425 degrees for 10-12 minutes. (The directions say to bake for 12-15 minutes, but I found that this was too long).

27 comments:

LeAnn said...

I'm a big fan of these old recipes and have a large collection of them also.Good job keeping this one alive and passing it along.

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

they look great! and welcome back! hope this week is less insane for you:)

Alison said...

Thanks for the welcome back, Chey! I hope this week is less insane too!

Thanks, LeAnn...Some old recipes are the best!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

These look really good. Moms recipes are always the best.

kitchen koala said...

Love the idea of refrigerator rolls! Found you through SITS, and I"m now a follower :) The "Just Like Grandma's" name and concept of your blog really appeals to me!

kelliscakes said...

wow these look so good! I can't wait to try them..my kids LOVE a roll or two with dinner!! I will try it out, post it and then link it to you!!! :) Thanks for posting this recipe!

Alison said...

Thanks a bunch!

Kelli, I can't wait to see what your family thinks of the rolls!

Yankee Girl said...

I love finding awesome recipes in blogs. They look yummy!

I love family recipes that have been passed along. They always bring me closer to the past.

Visiting from SITS!

Shelley said...

Over from SITS. I cannot wait to try this recipe. I'm fixing to run out the grocery and pick up some yeast so I can be eating these puppies tonight. Thanks for the recipe.

Alison said...

Thanks for the comments!

Shelley, I hope you enjoy these...let me know how they turn out for you!

Simply Life said...

oh these rolls look DELICIOUS!!!!

jeweloftheprairie said...

Oh, I am such a sucker for baked goods. Those look delicious!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Those look heavenly!

Yankee Girl said...

I just noticed that your name is Alison. My name is Alyson too!

Amanda in GA said...

Stopping by from SITS. You sucked me right in cooking, Bread and Grandma! I can't wait to try the rolls they look yummy. It is so rainy here today that I don't think I will be baking anything

Alison said...

Yankee Girl..I like your spelling, too. One "l" is the way to go :)

Amanda, let me know if you make the rolls. Would love to hear how they turn out for you!

The Cooking Ninja said...

Interesting bread recipe. :) They look fabulous. I taught my mom-in-law how to make No Knead Bread and she has been making them ever since.

Kat @ www.TodaysCliche.com said...

Just loved this post... coming from SITS. Random, but are you going to Bloggy Boot Camp in Baltimore?

Alison said...

Thanks, Kat! I would LOVE to go, but unfortunately, I won't be able to! Are you planning to go? I noticed you are from Raleigh! I'm not too far from you!

Pam said...

Those look perfect..nice job!

Enjoy!

kelliscakes said...

i am in the process of making these right now!! They are rising for the 2nd time! Is this dough really sticky?? Maybe I did something wrong...hmm..

Alison said...

Kelli, the dough is a little sticky at first, but by the time I rolled them into balls, it was less sticky and rolled out fine. Have you baked them yet?

Life with Kaishon said...

These sound so positively delectable! Since tomorrow is a snow day I will make some for sure : ) Very excited!

Denise said...

Recipes that look like that are always the best! Wonder if it will work in the bread machine. I need to get that baby back out. It got stashed when I went back to work full time when the kids were grown.
Checking in from SITS to say Hi! Stop by for a visit!
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Christy said...

these look so yummy...i am always looking for a great dinner roll recipe...can't wait to try these!
popping by from sits

Eclipsed said...

Stopping by from SITS

The recipe seems simple enough and who doesn't like a nice roll with butter.

Amy said...

Came on over from SITS because your post title made me HUNGRY! Yum!

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