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Alice's Turkey Day Light Rolls

Rated as 4.78 out of 5 Stars
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"I'm sure these rolls were the reason for the original Thanksgiving! Mom stopped making them years ago and I wondered why until I got the recipe. Plan ahead, they're worth the effort. Enjoy."
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Ingredients

3 h 30 m servings 121
Original recipe yields 24 servings

Directions

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  1. Stir milk, 4 1/2 tablespoons shortening, sugar, and salt together in a bowl. Cool until mixture is lukewarm.
  2. Pour water into a bowl and sprinkle yeast over the top. Let stand until yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 minutes; stir. Stir milk mixture into yeast mixture until smooth.
  3. Beat 2 1/4 cups flour into yeast mixture until smooth. Gradually stir in remaining flour until dough comes together.
  4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead until dough is smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Place dough in an oiled bowl, brush with melted shortening, cover the bowl with a clean towel, and set in a warm place to rise until doubled in volume, about 2 hours.
  5. Punch dough down and form into 24 rolls. Place rolls on a lightly greased baking dish, cover with a towel, and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 121 calories; 3 20.4 2.8 < 1 222 Full nutrition

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These were a breeze using the bread machine to make the dough. I skipped scalding the milk, and just combined it with the water. I'm not sure what I missed out on by doing this, but these turn...

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My rolls did not rise up pretty like the photo, so I am disappointed in their appearance. I let them rise for extra time covered in a warm place.They did not rise enough to be fluffy, they taste...

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These were a breeze using the bread machine to make the dough. I skipped scalding the milk, and just combined it with the water. I'm not sure what I missed out on by doing this, but these turn...

I used butter in place of shortening. And, (after I post a picture) you will see that I rolled most in knot rolls the best I could. These turned out great! Very much a dinner roll and paired gre...

My rolls did not rise up pretty like the photo, so I am disappointed in their appearance. I let them rise for extra time covered in a warm place.They did not rise enough to be fluffy, they taste...

My family loved these! A lot! I subbed butter in the recipe and used olive oil to grease the bowl and dough ball and also the cookie sheet I used to cook them on. The olive oil gave it a great c...

Very good! I followed the recipe exactly, and even at 7,000 feet elevation, didn’t have to change a thing. I’ll be making these again!

Very easy to make

I followed the recipe as is and they have turned out great ever time. The family gives it

Great & easy recipe. Made these in my breadmaker (wet ingred 1st, then dry, yeast last - dough setting) at Thanksgiving couldn't believe how great they turned out. Everyone loved them. I did ...