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We (and by we I mostly just mean my amazing sister and two year old) made these rolls for Christmas Eve/Christmas and they were/are delicious! This is my grandmother’s recipe, and she has been making them for special occasions as long as I can remember. They are not quick and easy by any means but they are pretty easy if you have the time to wait for them to rise twice. It pretty much takes all day but the result is completely worth it!
1 ½ c milk
¾ c sugar
¾ c Crisco (we used butter instead)
1 ½ t salt
2 pkg. yeast
½ c warm water
5 ½ c flour
- Soften yeast in warm water 5 minutes. Blend.
- Measure sugar, salt, Crisco (or butter) and milk in pan and heat until warm.
- Remove to large mixing bowl or standing mixer and add about 2 ½ c flour and beat until smooth and elastic. (using dough hook if using stand mixer).
- Add softened yeast and eggs, stir until blended.
- Stir in 2 ½ c flour and continue beating with dough hook or if not using mixer, work the dough until it no longer sticks to your fingers. Add up to ½ c more flour if needed.
- Let rise in warm place.
- After rising, punch down and roll out into 2 circles. (See diagram on the photo of Grandma’s original recipe card above)
- Cut into triangles and roll up loosely starting from wide end.
- Place rolls on baking sheet and let rise until double and bake in 350 degree oven for approximately 15 – 20 minutes.
- Brush on melted butter while rolls are hot.