- 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
- 1/3 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
- 2 cups warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 6 eggs
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 9 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 3 to 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add milk, shortening, sugar, eggs, salt and 4 cups flour; beat 3 minutes or until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
- Turn onto a floured surface; knead lightly. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 2 hours.
- Punch dough down; divide into four equal parts. Roll each into a 9-in. circle; brush with butter. Cut each circle into eight pie-shaped wedges; roll up each wedge from wide edge to tip of dough and pinch to seal.
- Place rolls with tip down on baking sheets; freeze. When frozen, place in freezer bags and seal. Store in freezer for up to 4 weeks.
- Place on greased baking sheets; thaw 5 hours or until doubled in size. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from baking sheets; serve warm, or cool on wire rack. Yield: 32 rolls.
Reviews for Make-Ahead Butterhorns
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Have not made...have to rate to post...I am questioning the calorie content...241 sounds like a LOT for one roll.
I have been making these since 1994 when they first appeared. They are a MUST for Thanksgiving and Christmas AND throughout the year.
I make these rolls for every family function and all holidays. These are the best rolls ever.
Great for any recipe that calls for crossaint rolls from a can. Tastes much better. Everyone loves them. I find they are a bit large so I divide it into 6 equal parts instead of 4. Then into 8, so I get 48 rolls total.
We love these! Works great in a breadmaker if you cut the recipe in 1/3, and use dough cycle, then roll out and bake in oven. I make the full recipe in my kitchenaid, and I also use 1/2 whole wheat flour. They're soft and delicious - great for Thanksgiving or anytime. We make croissant sandwiches with leftover rolls. You can also make rolls with half the dough, and make cinnamon rolls with the other half. I do find I have to add a bit more flour.