Mother's Dinner Rolls

These tender rolls will melt in your mouth. Some sweet butter and a drizzle of honey on these rolls is a special treat.


2 1/2 dozen


2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (110°F to 115°F/43°C to 46°C)
1 cup boiling water
1 cup shortening
3/4 cup granulated (white) sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
7 1/2 to 8 cups all-purpose flour


In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the boiling water, shortening, sugar and salt. Allow to stand 3 to 4 minutes or until shortening is melted and sugar is dissolved. Add the yeast mixture and eggs and mix well. Add 2 cups of flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (do not knead).

Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Turn dough onto a floured surface. Form a 2 1/2-inch ball. Roll into a 5-inch rope; shape into a knot. Repeat with remaining dough.

Place on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F (177°C).

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Preparation Time: 45 minutes + chilling
Bake Time: 20 minutes

Nutritional Information

1 serving (1 each) equals 197 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 84 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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