Easiest Yeast Rolls Ever!!

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Serves: makes one dozen rolls
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Ingredients

2 Tbsp shortening
3 Tbsp white sugar
1 c hot water from the tap
1 pkg 2.5 ounce package active dry yeast
1 egg
1 tsp salt
2 1/4 c all purpose flour

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Judy Brick Recipe
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Osceola, AR (pop. 7,757)
JudyBrick
Member Since Oct 2011
Judy's notes for this recipe:
These are so easy and You will think..No way is this going to make a roll..They are like air and I could eat them all By themselves and My Friends Love them!!

This recipe makes one dozen rolls.

These are OLD-FASHIONED rolls, like the Parker House rolls of the 1950s. I found this Recipe years ago and I LOVE Them!!

I am trying to upload a pic I just took of them but so far no luck but will keep trying
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Directions

1
Into a large bowl, put the sugar, shortening and the cup of HOT water from the tap. Stir it with a spoon until the sugar has dissolved. The shortening will soften, but it won't melt. This will only take a few minutes.
Once the water has become warm (not hot) add the yeast to this mixture, and stir until the yeast has turned the water a creamy color -- usually, about 4 minutes.
2
Add the egg, salt and flour. Stir it all together with a wooden spoon. Once everything is incorporated, I stir it all vigorously to make sure that the softened shortening gets distributed fully throughout the (very very very soft dough.)
Put the bowl in a warm place and let it double in bulk. How long will this take? Depends on the heat of your kitchen, of course. If it's summer, I just put it on the counter. If it's winter, I put it near my oven so it will feel just a tad of the heat.
3
Once they have doubled, then you'll spoon the dough into a muffin tin that has been sprayed with cooking spray. YES, you just spoon the dough into the holes. I fill the holes nearly to the top, and this recipe makes one dozen rolls.
It will feel odd spooning dough into your muffin tin. You'll think: this dough is too soft to make bread! But.. just continue following these directions, okay? There's no kneading of any kind.
4
Let the rolls rise until they have nearly doubled in size -- they will mound up on the top of your muffin tin.
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees then bake the rolls for 8 -- 10 minutes. You'll know they're done when the tops are a golden brown.
And I brush Extra Butter on the Tops and YUMMY!!!!
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user Judy Brick JudyBrick - Dec 15, 2011
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user Sarah Johnson GreatAuntSally - Dec 15, 2011
Yeah Judy!! I made these a long time ago also but lost my recipe. Thanks for posting!! I have saved and printed. My son will be sooo happy Christmas Day....he also loves these rolls.
user Sarah Johnson GreatAuntSally - Dec 15, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Judy Brick JudyBrick - Dec 15, 2011
Oh Thank you so Much!!! Im trying to upload a pic but these are so easy and the best I have ever made!!
user Jan Bartholome 2HandsForHim - Dec 15, 2011
Wow! They really DO sound easy, Judy! I saved your recipe. I'll give them a try first chance I get. Do you think Rapid Rise yeast would be OK? I have some left from another recipe...otherwise I'll have to buy some regular before I can try them.

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