Pat "Mom's" Yeast Rolls

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Marion Dyess

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I would like to add a special note of thanks to Bonnie Beck. When I joined this site I started a discussion group about yeast rolls. I was having terrible trouble and she actually tested the recipe for me gave me valuable links and really helped me make this recipe come to fruition. I am also thankful that I was able to do it because for my husband and his family it was a really big deal. It is definitely worth the time and effort! THANK YOU BONNIE!!!!

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Rating:

★★★★★ 7 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8-12
Prep:
2 Hr 30 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Convection Oven

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    milk
  • 6 Tbsp
    shortening
  • 3 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 c
    warm water
  • 1 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 3 c
    sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2-3 c
    sifted all-purpose flour additional
  • 1 tsp
    honey
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 stick
    butter, optional
  • ·
    egg white with a little water (for egg wash)

How to Make Pat "Mom's" Yeast Rolls

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine milk, shortening, and sugar. Bring to a low boil "scald". Stir.
  2. Pour into a stand mixer and allow to cool until lukewarm.
  3. In the meantime, put hot water (120 degrees) and honey in 1 cup of water. Mix and add yeast. Allow this to get foamy. Then add to the milk mixture.
  4. Now, sift 3 cups of flour. Add a little to the mixer at a time mixing while you go. Use your paddle attachment and stir on the low setting. I use no more than two until all ingredients are incorporated. The mixture should be smooth... Like cake mix.
  5. Add salt.
  6. Add vinegar.
  7. Add the additional flour a little at a time until the dough has formed.
  8. Knead until elastic (8-10 minutes).
  9. Place in a greased bowl and coat both sides.
  10. Cover and allow to rise for at least an hour.
  11. Punch down dough.
  12. Turnout on the board and divide in half. Let it rest for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  13. Shape your rolls or loaves in a fully greased pan. Cover and rise again until the center is slightly higher than the edge of the pan (about one hour). The rolls should just come up over the top of the pan when they have fully risen.
  14. In the meantime, preheat your oven to convection bake at 375 degrees or 400 degrees if you don't have convection. I like to brush them with a little egg wash before I bake them.
  15. Bake until golden brown, about 40 minutes and test with a toothpick to make sure it comes out clean.
  16. As a final optional step, my family likes it when I pour melted butter over the rolls to soak into them. I do this after I've let them rest after coming out of the oven for about 15 minutes. Enjoy!
  17. Special note - I have found it better to add the vinegar directly to the first batch of flour an to stir it in.

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About Pat "Mom's" Yeast Rolls

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Collection: Easter
Other Tag: Heirloom



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