Dinner Rolls

Dinner Rolls

4 1/4 – 4 3/4 C. Flour

1 pkg. Dry Yeast

1 C. Milk

1/3 C. Sugar

1/3 C. Shortening or Butter

1/2 tsp. Salt

2 Eggs


Combine 2 C. of flour and the yeast; Set aside.  Heat and stir milk, sugar, shortening, and salt just until warm and shortening almost melts.  Add to flour mixture along with the eggs.  Beat with an electric mixer on low speed  30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.  Beat on high 3 minutes. Using spoon, stir in as much flour as you can.


Turn dough on lightly floured surface and knead enough remaining dough to make the dough stiff and elastic.  Shape dough into ball.  Place into greased ball and turn to coat.  Cover and let rise until double.  Punch dough down.  Turn onto lightly floured surface.  Divide dough in half and allow to rest 10 minutes.  Shape dough into desired rolls.  Cover and allow to rise in a warm place until nearly double.


Butterhorns: roll dough into circle.   Cut like a pizza, and roll crescents up.  Brush with melted butter


Rosettes:  Divide each dough half into 16 pieces.  Roll each piece on lightly floured surface.  Roll into 12” rope.  Tie in loose knot.  Leaving 2 long ends.  Tuck top end under roll.  Bring bottom up and tuck into center.


Parker House Rolls:  Roll dough and cut into round pieces.  Make an off-center partial cut with a dull knife.  Fold so larger piece hangs over the lower.


Cloverleafs:  Roll small pieces into small balls.  Place 3 in greased muffin cup.


Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown


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