Can you Smell The Rolls? Hometown Cookbook Series

Can you smell the rolls? The first thing you probably thought of when you saw the picture was the smell of homemade yeast rolls and... where's some butter?

The E.H. Campbell Trading Company Store now offers the complete collection of titles in the Hometown Cookbook Series. The books include recipes from real people in each state as well as a ton of fun information.

So, stop by the bookstore and pic up a copy. And, enjoy this recipe from Kent "The Deck Chef" Whitaker.

This yeast roll recipe is pretty easy to follow and if you take your time you will have a wonderful batch of melt in your mouth rolls. Perfect for any family meal!

Yeast Roll Ingredients

  • 2 packages active dry yeast (See notes below for rapid yeast)
  • 1/2 cup warm water (105° to 115°F)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 6 cups Unbleached Bread Flour, divided
  • Non-stick cooking Spray
  • 2-4 tablespoons butter, melted

First – DISSOLVE two yeast packets in very 1/2 warm/hot water in a large bowl.

Second – In a sauce pan – Combine milk, sugar, salt and shortening in and heat over medium low heat to 115°F – Be sure to keep stirring until shortening is melted. Add to yeast mixture and stir in egg. Stir to blend.

Third – Beat in 3 cups flour until smooth. Stir in the remaining flour to make a soft dough. TURN the dough onto a lightly floured surface. I use a cookie tin with sides to help hold the flour. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes, adding more flour if needed. Shape into a ball. Coat a LARGE bowl with no-stick cooking spray. Place the dough in the bowl, turning to evenly coat with the spray.

Fourth – Cover with towel. Let rise in a warm place 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in size.

Fifth – Coat two 13 x 9-inch pans with non-stick cooking spray. Divide the dough into half and the divide each half into 12-15 equal equal sized pieces. Shape into balls by rolling in your hands and place them in the pan with space in between each roll. Cover with towel. Let rise in a warm place about 20 minutes or until doubled in size.

A MUST – PREHEAT your oven to 400 degrees.

Sixth– Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Brush tops with melted butter. Serve warm.

Additional Yeast Roll Cooking Tips:

NOTE: You can use rapid yeast, I’ve used both. NOTE TWO: If you don’t have a large enough bowl you can divide the freshly kneaded dough into two equal pieces and use two smaller bowls, cover and allow each to double in size. The rise time will differ due to the smaller dough balls. NOTE THREE:Don’t rush things. Let the smaller dough balls rise before cooking.

I hope you enjoy these Homemade Melt in your mouth Yeast Rolls Recipe!  Do you think you will give it a try?

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