These light and delicious rolls are easy to make, economical, and require no kneading.

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place 1 cup milk with shortening in a saucepan. Stir constantly over medium heat until shortening melts. Do not allow to boil. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

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  • Pour milk and margarine into a large bowl. Add remaining cup of milk and dissolved yeast. In a separate bowl, sift together sugar, 4 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually flour mixture to milk mixture, using a wire whisk or electric mixer. Place uncovered bowl on stove. Allow dough to rise 2 to 2 1/2 hours until doubled in bulk.

  • Stir remaining 1 1/2 cups flour into dough and mix well. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide in half. Roll out until 1/8 inch thick. Brush with melted margarine and cut with biscuit cutter . Fold each roll in half and dip in melted margarine, place on greased cookie sheets. For immediate use continue to let rolls rise 2 hours or until doubled in bulk. Refrigerate or freeze rolls if you do not plan to use at once.

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  • Bake in a preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. When using frozen rolls, remove from freezer at least 4 hours before serving. When using refrigerated rolls, allow 3 hours for rolls to rise.

Nutrition Facts

144.1 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 18.8g 6% DV; fat 6.5g 10% DV; cholesterol 1.1mg; sodium 177.1mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2003
This is a great recipe! Mixing it up is quick and you just walk away and let it rise. There is NO NEED TO KNEED! It's perfect! My 11 year old and I put these in the oven and everyone said "Oooo" and "Ahhhh" as we tried them. I even tried rolling the dough into balls and placed two side-by-side in a muffin pan... and they baked up well. Enjoy! Email this to a friend! Thanks Monica! Oh and try cutting Pollish sausage into 3rds and wrapping this dough around them and making "pigs-in-a-blanket". Yummm!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/28/2005
I tried this recipe for Thanksgiving dinner for 15 people because it sounded so easy and "no fail".. Well after step 1 the dough rised but did not double. I was rushed for time so I continued on to step 3. The rolls did not rise at all. even after 4 hrs. in a warm oven. My husband saved the day by quickly making biscuits from a mix. I put the rolls in the refrigerator and tried again the next day. I let them sit for a whole afternoon and part of the evening in a warm environment but to no avail. They never raised! I baked them anyway and ended up with what looked like cookies.. I was so dissapointed because of the waste of time and ingredients. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2003
This is a great recipe! Mixing it up is quick and you just walk away and let it rise. There is NO NEED TO KNEED! It's perfect! My 11 year old and I put these in the oven and everyone said "Oooo" and "Ahhhh" as we tried them. I even tried rolling the dough into balls and placed two side-by-side in a muffin pan... and they baked up well. Enjoy! Email this to a friend! Thanks Monica! Oh and try cutting Pollish sausage into 3rds and wrapping this dough around them and making "pigs-in-a-blanket". Yummm!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2005
This recipe is really good but needs some corrections. Step 2 should say to pour milk and SHORTENING into bowl not milk and margarine. Also there is no mention of when to add the sugar. I added 2 Tbsp with yeast and the remaining 1/2 cup with the flour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2004
These were a major hit Thanksgiving my family wants them next year. They are so easy and I love that you can make them ahead and freeze. I do alot of cooking ahead when I'm expecting a crowd and these have been added to my tried and true stand-bys. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2007
one word: FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/28/2005
I tried this recipe for Thanksgiving dinner for 15 people because it sounded so easy and "no fail".. Well after step 1 the dough rised but did not double. I was rushed for time so I continued on to step 3. The rolls did not rise at all. even after 4 hrs. in a warm oven. My husband saved the day by quickly making biscuits from a mix. I put the rolls in the refrigerator and tried again the next day. I let them sit for a whole afternoon and part of the evening in a warm environment but to no avail. They never raised! I baked them anyway and ended up with what looked like cookies.. I was so dissapointed because of the waste of time and ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/29/2008
This recipe does not tell you when to add the sugar? I am a novice at making bread so I tried this recipe. About half way through I realized this recipe does not tell you when to add the sugar. I decided to add it at a point that I thought would be ok however I guess it wasn't the right time to add it. Therefore the bread did not rise and I ended up throwing away the whole batch. As I hate wasting food this made me pretty upset. Whoever submitted this I would highly recommend rewriting the recipe with more clear instructions for beginners as the title of the recipe sort of makes it seem like this is a good recipe for beginners. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2011
This bread did not rise. It was a big disappointment. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/31/2010
Like a few others said I missed adding the sugar until it was too late (though if you look carefully the recipe does say to add it to the dry ingredients). When it didn't rise I balled them up like a drop biscuit and baked them as instructed and they made an ok biscuit. It was pretty dense but better than throwing it away. I did think it was rather sweet and I probably would have been better off just not adding the sugar at all. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2008
I thought these rolls were good - a little bland. I'm new to yeast breads so I did appreciate the ease of the recipe - and it will be easy enough to flavor it up a little next time. Thanks! Read More
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