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Homemade Rolls

Dinner rolls so soft and chewy, you’ll want them as a side dish on your table for every party.

Homemade Rolls


2 cups warm water (not hot)

2 packages dry yeast

½ cup sugar

2 teaspoons salt

¼ cup soft or liquid shortening

1 egg, beaten

6½–7 cups flour


1. Put warm water in a large mixing bowl. Add yeast, sugar, salt, shortening and beaten egg and mix well. Add about 4 cups of flour and mix in with a large spoon.

2. Gradually add the rest of the flour and mix by hand till mixture is neither sticky nor dry. Cover and allow to rise till doubled in size.

3. Punch down and make into rolls approximately 1½ inches in diameter; allow to rise again.

4. Bake at 375°F for 15–20 minutes. Best served warm.

Makes 18 rolls

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