Pillow-Soft Dinner Rolls Recipe
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Pillow-Soft Dinner Rolls Recipe

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The dough for these rolls has a nice texture and is simple to shape. The recipe came from an old church cookbook.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 cups warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 6 tablespoons shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 7 to 7-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

1 roll (prepared with fat-free milk) equals 184 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 164 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, shortening, eggs, sugar, salt and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes (dough will be sticky). Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 24 pieces. Shape each into a roll. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  4. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Pillow-Soft Dinner Rolls in Taste of Home August/September 2005, p 8

Nutritional Facts

1 roll (prepared with fat-free milk) equals 184 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 164 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

I loved this recipe. It makes a nice, soft, and very tasty roll. My husband loved these, as did I.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

down right easy for the lazy and the not so lazy

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2012

I followed the recipe, and because of its size, i was able to mix the dough in my stand mixer with a dough hook (saved my carpal tunnel from acting up!!!). They rise beautifully, smell amazing, and taste even better. thank you so much for sharing this recipe :) A+++++

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Reviewed Jul. 3, 2012

soft as a pillow

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Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

Sooo amazing!!

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