Dinner Rolls


2 tablespoons dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
5 cups milk
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon salt
13 cups flour (approximately)
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup shortening, melted
Butter, softened


Dissolve yeast in warm water. Heat milk to warm – about l00 degrees. Add sugar, salt, and yeast to milk. Gradually stir in 7 cups of flour, and, using a spoon, stir the batter an additional 100 to 150 strokes. Add the beaten eggs and melted shortening. Stir well, then add the remaining flour, 1 cup at a time, until about 6 cups have been added. When stirring, use a wooden spoon, and stir in 1 direction only. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until double in bulk. Punch down and let rest on floured board for 10 minutes.

Take about ¼ of the dough and roll out the piece to ¼-inch thick. Spread it with soft butter. Cut wedges to desired size, roll them up, and place on an oiled cookie sheet to rise, about 36 rolls to a sheet. When the rolls have doubled, bake at 400 degrees F until lightly browned.


Makes 8-10 dozen rolls.

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