Here’s the recipe for these rolls..they’re easy to make and I think they should be called Never Fail Yeast Rolls. They are the best light and fully dinner rolls I’ve made! This recipe has been in development for over 5 years. Not joking. I have been attempting to master the dinner roll for over 5 years. I have made dozens upon dozens upon dozens of batches, slowly developing the perfect roll. I’ve had the recipe solid for about a year now and I am finally ready to share it.
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 package dry yeast
- 1 1/2 cups hot tap water
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup softened butter or vegetable shortening
- Sift together two cups of the flour with the sugar, salt, and stir in the yeast.
- With mixer at low speed, blend shortening or butter into the flour mixture.
- Add the hot water (the hottest it comes from your tap, all at once, with mixer running. Add the egg, and continue mixing. Add in the remaining two cups flour to make a soft dough.
- At this point, I changed my mixer beaters for dough hooks and let the mixer knead the dough for about ten minutes and then put it into an oiled bowl, cover with a towel and allow to rise in a warm spot until doubled, about two hours.
- Punch dough down.
- At this point it can either be refrigerated or shaped in rolls or loaves and allowed to rise a second time until doubled, usually about an hour.
- Bake in a preheated 375°F oven until barely brown.
- May be frozen after baking and reheated to serve.