Easy Refrigerator Roll Dough

Jean Romero

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The shape's the thing! From a basic dough you can enjoy a different roll every day of the week. And hot rolls have a way of making even the simplest of meals say, "I care"


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Serves:

16

Prep:

2 Hr 15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 pkg
active dry yeast
2 c
water, warm (105* to 115*)
1/2 c
sugar
1/4 c
shortening
1 medium
egg
2 tsp
salt
6 1/2 c
all purpose flour can use up to 7 cups if needed

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Dissolve yeast in warm water in large mixer bowl. Stir in sugar, shortening, egg, salt and 3 cups of flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.
2
Place dough in greased bowl; turn greased side up. Cover loosely with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours or ready to use. (Dough can be kept up to 4 days in refrigerator at 45* or below. Keep covered.)
3
Punch down dough; divide, shape on lightly floured surface and let rise as directed below. Heat oven to 400*. Bake as directed.
4
SHAPINGS:
Cheese Crescents.
Using 1/4 of the dough, roll into 12-inch circle. Sprinkle the circle with 3 tab. grated Parmesan cheese or American cheese food. Cut into 16 wedges. Roll up each wedge, beginning at rounded edge. Place rolls with points underneath on a lightly greased baking sheet; curve to form crescents. Cover; let rise in warm place until crescents are double, about 45 minutes. Bake until rolls are golden brown, about 12 minutes. 16 rolls
5
COBBLESTONE ROLLS
Using 1/4 of the dough, shape bits into 1-inch balls, tucking edges under so they resemble mushroom caps. Place in lightly greased 8-inch round pan. Cover; let rise in warm place until double, about 1 hour. Brush on melted butter (about 1 tab.) over rolls. Bake until rolls are golden brown, about 15 minutes. 18 rolls
6
COCKTAIL BUNS
Using all the dough, shape bits into 1-inch balls, tucking edges under so they resemble mushroom caps. Beat 1 egg yolk and 2 tab. water slightly and dip tops of balls into egg mixture, then into poppy seeds or sesame seeds. Place 1 inch apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cover; let rise in warm place until double, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Bake until rolls are golden brown, about 10 minutes.
yield about 5 dozen rolls

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids