Friday, November 27, 2009

Gather Around theTable-Thanksgiving

Gathering around the table with family is great! We really only do this twice a year. Even though we see each other weekly! Oh the Holidays are great. With every ones busy lives it nice to take the time to eat and be together.
Every Thanksgiving and Christmas I make these wonderful rolls. There are so easy! I thought I would share the recipe with you all.
There is nothing like fresh home made rolls.

Holiday Yeast Rolls
2 Package Dry yeast
2/3 cups sugar
1 cup warm water(105F to 115F)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup Crisco shortening
1 cup boiling water
2 eggs
6 to 7 cups All purpose flour

1. Dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in warm water, set aside for 10 minutes
2. Meanwhile: combine Butter, shortening, sugar and salt in large bowl, add Boiling water. Stir until butter is melted. Cool down to 105 degrees Fahrenheit.
3. Add yeast mixture, stir well.
4. Now Pour into a mixer bowl and Add 3 cups of flour. Turn mixer on Slowly(I use No.1 on the electric mixer) until flour is incorporated then add the eggs, increase to Medium speed until well blended.
5. Now add 3 more cups of flour and continue mixing until you have a soft dough.
6. Turn out into a lightly greased bowl, cover and place in a warm place out of drafts until double in volume(about 1 hour).
7. Pour out onto a well-floured surface (I use a pastry cloth, I keep one floured and in a plastic baggie, then add a little more flour when I use it. Nothing ever sticks and it can be washed if it gets too messed up. Do not use fabric softener when you wash it.)

8. Put some flour on the top and fold over ( knead) a few times not too much.
9.Pinched off enough to make a 2 inch ball. place in a lightly greased round pan.( depended on the size of you pans you could need up to 3 pans).
Here a photo to help in placement.

10. Cover and place in warm place again to rise for about 30-40 minutes until double in size.
11. Cook in a 325 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. will yield about 3 dozen rolls.


  1. Do you know I'm a bread lover? About a year ago, I quit eating bread at dinner time, except once in a while. I still eat bread for breakfast and lunch though :) The brisket was used for BBQ beef sandwiches yesterday as leftovers. These rolls would be awesome with some BBQ sauce and the beef. Thanks for sharing!!


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