Monday, December 16, 2013

After Church Dinner Rolls

These rolls have been in my family for years. My Grandma Robbins taught this recipe to my mom and she taught it to me. It is my favorite roll recipe because it only takes a little more then an hour from start to finish to make. From mixer to out of the oven to table. I love them. I hope you enjoy them too.

1/2 cup really warm water(bath water temperature)
3 tablespoons yeast
1 12 ounce can evaporated milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup boiling water
1/2 melted shortening
4 eggs
6-8 cups flour

  1. Mix the yeast with the really warm water in a bowl and set aside for later. 
  2. In a Bosch or other type mixer mix together the evaporated milk, sugar, and salt.
  3. Heat the 1 cup of water in the microwave for 2 minutes or until it has reached a boil. Add it to the mixture.
  4. Melt the shortening and mix it in.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time. 
  6. Mix it the yeast that was set aside. 
  7. Mix in 6-8 cups of flour. Add flour until the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.
  8. Roll out on a floured surface until about 1/3 of an inch thick.
  9. Cut with a biscuit cutter and fold in half and place on a cookies sheet 4 across 9 down. 
  10. Let in raise in the pan for 20-30 minutes or until double in size.
  11. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes about 45 rolls.