Best Holiday Dinner Rolls Ever
You will love them because they are so soft, and so very different from what you can buy in a store or most bakeries. They are not hard to make, you just need to be in the house for a few hours. But then, "there's no place like home for the holidays."
Yield: makes 3 dozen rolls
- 2 tablespoons yeast
- 2 cups warm water
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup butter
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2/3 cup nonfat dry milk
- 1 egg
- 5-6 cups all-purpose flour
- In a large bowl, mix yeast and water and let stand 5 minutes. Add sugar, shortening, salt, dry milk, egg, and 2 cups of the flour. Beat together until smooth. Gradually add remaining flour until a soft dough is formed.
- Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl; cover and let rise until doubles in bulk. Punch down; divide into thirds.
- Roll out one-third of dough into a circle; cut into 12 pie-shaped pieces. Starting at the wide end, roll up each piece into a crescent. Place on greased baking sheet with point on bottom. Repeat with remainder of dough.
- Brush tops with melted butter. Let rise until double in size. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Serve warm with honey butter or cran-raspberry butter.