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Big-Batch Dinner Rolls

Here’s a home-baked roll you can make for every holiday. Just mix, knead, shape and par-bake, then pop 'em in the freezer. They’re ready to finish baking when guests are on their way. —Mary Jane Henderson, Salem, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 cups warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 10 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine milk, shortening, sugar, salt, yeast mixture and 2-1/2 cups flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a stiff dough.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
  • Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide and shape into 48 balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover with kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Bake until golden brown, 12-15 minutes.
    Freeze option: Partially bake rolls at 325° for 10 minutes. Freeze cooled partially baked rolls in an airtight container. To use, bake frozen rolls on greased baking sheets at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
1 roll: 124 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 251mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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