Sunday, February 16, 2014

Overnight Yeast Rolls/Bread

I use this recipe every Christmas to make little loaves of bread for my friends. They always seem to be a hit. This is also a good recipe to use for cinnamon rolls.

2 pkg yeast
1 C warm water
1 C shortening
1 C sugar
1 tsp salt
1 C boiling water
2 large eggs
6 C flour

Combine yeast and warm water in a 2 C measuring cup and let stand 15 min.
Place shortening, sugar, and salt in mixing bowl and add boiling water. Beat at medium speed until
Add eggs and yeast, beat at low speed until blended, gradually beat in flour. Cover and chill 8 hr. or overnight.
Shape in 1 in. balls or three loaves. Place 3 balls in each muffin cup.
Cover and let rise in warm place (85 deg.) free from draft for 45 min. or till double in bulk.
Bake at 400 for 12 min. (loaf of bread for 25-30 - cover with foil last 10 min.)
Makes 3 doz. rolls.

For the Cinnamon rolls it is better to split the dough in two and roll out twice.
Use 1 stick melted butter and pour on. Mix 1/2 c brown sugar and 5 T cinnamon and sprinkle liberally.
I baked at 350 for about 30 minutes and then watched carefully. 180 degrees internal temp.

From the Librarian Friend who helped me get my first job by job-sharing with her at Squires Elementary, Cindy Simpson, Lexington, KY

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