Friday, December 9, 2011

Homemade Rolls

Many years ago, The UPS Store guy would travel alot on business. One of his favorite places to go was the Amana area in Iowa.  They had a great restaurant there, or so I was told.  :)  I think he was right, too. One time he brought home a cookbook from their restaurant.  I love using many of the recipes in that cookbook. One of my favorite is this easy dinner roll recipe.  So, I thought I would share it with you.

This picture is of the rolls I made last week.
Quick Dinner Rolls
1 pkg dry yeast
3 Tbsp warm water
3 Tbsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
3 Tbsp melted shortening
1 cup warm water
3 cups flour

Dissolve yeast in 3 Tbsp water. Add rest of ingredients. Mix well and knead a few minutes; let rest for 15 - 20 minutes. Pinch off dough, shape, and place in a greased pan. Let rise for 30 minutes in a warm place. Bake at 350 F, until brown. Makes 9 - 12 rolls, depending on the size you make them.

Note:  I put my rolls on a cookie sheet, because I wanted them flatter. We used them for leftover turkey sandwiches that way. 

I hope you enjoy these rolls as much as we do!


  1. Yummy! I'll have to give this one a try, it sounds similar to the rolls my mom used to make.