My little sister is into using our family cookbook. She surprises me all the time with her expertise at using yeast.

Cindy Carnes
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

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  • Stir in shortening, sugar, salt and 2 cups flour; beat well. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape sides of bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  • Grease 12 muffin cups. Spoon in batter until cups are half full. Let rise in warm place until batter reaches top of the cup, about 20 to 30 minutes.

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

  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from pans and brush tops with melted butter.

Nutrition Facts

299 calories; 11 g total fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 403 mg sodium. 44.5 g carbohydrates; 5.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
For that fresh bread taste these buns on tops! They are a nice lightly sweet dinner roll that could only be improved if they were more labor intensive...(kneading the dough would make them airier and a lighter bread) Although the dough needs to rise an hour making these rolls is "quick" in a sense because after mixing the batter all you do is let it rise while you go about doing other things. There is an easy recipe.. good for young cooks first foray into the world of bread making. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/26/2016
They looked beautiful but we're quite dense and dry. My yeast was good just not enough liquid. Would be great with jam. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
For that fresh bread taste these buns on tops! They are a nice lightly sweet dinner roll that could only be improved if they were more labor intensive...(kneading the dough would make them airier and a lighter bread) Although the dough needs to rise an hour making these rolls is "quick" in a sense because after mixing the batter all you do is let it rise while you go about doing other things. There is an easy recipe.. good for young cooks first foray into the world of bread making. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
For that fresh bread taste these buns on tops! They are a nice lightly sweet dinner roll that could only be improved if they were more labor intensive...(kneading the dough would make them airier and a lighter bread) Although the dough needs to rise an hour making these rolls is "quick" in a sense because after mixing the batter all you do is let it rise while you go about doing other things. There is an easy recipe.. good for young cooks first foray into the world of bread making. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
Maybe I took the title of this recipe too literally but the buns were basically like bread dough as opposed to a batter--I was thinking they'd have more of a pancake batter consistency. However these rolls had a great yeasty flavor and were very dense. I wouldn't use all the flour--just as needed. I also baked them at 350 for 15 minutes rather than 425 and they came out fine. A good hearty roll. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2010
I have been making these since I was 10 years old in 4-H (nearly 50 years now). They are blue ribbon buns for sure. Light fluffy and so easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2013
Delicious and I actually ended up making 24 muffins off of this recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2012
I added ground flax seed and the dough is very dry....what can I do? Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/26/2016
They looked beautiful but we're quite dense and dry. My yeast was good just not enough liquid. Would be great with jam. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2012
These are a tasty soft bun. The batter is thicker than cake batter but way too soft to knead like a bread dough. Easy to make and enjoyable. Read More