Making these rolls today brought me right back to Gram’s kitchen. I used to eat at her house on Sundays when I was in college and this is always what her kitchen smelled like. Mmmm! My grandma is a great baker and these rolls were always one of my favorites! Buttery, light, and hot! These also make great mini sandwiches for days to come. This recipe will yield 2 1/2 dozen, so for my family of 4 it is perfect!
Gram’s Butter Rolls
- 2 packages of dry yeast (4 tsp.)
- 1 1/2 c. warm water
- 2 tsp. salt
- 6 c. flour
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 2 beaten eggs
- 1/2 c. melted shortening (about 35 seconds in microwave)
- half stick of butter
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add salt, sugar, eggs, and melted shortening. Beat well. (I used my KitchenAid mixer) Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Place dough in a greased bowl (I sprayed with vegetable spray). Cover amd let rise. When it has doubled in size, knead the dough for about 5 minutes, then roll out (about 1/4 inch thick) and cut into squares. Place a small pat of butter in the middle of each square and fold over. Make sure to pinch down, otherwise rolls will open during cooking. Place on cookie sheets and let rise. (1-2 hours)
Bake at 400 for 11-15 min.