1 package active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (110 to 115 degrees F)
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
3 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1-1/4 teaspoons salt
1 egg white mixed with 1 tablespoon water
In a small bowl, sprinkle yeast over the warm water. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cut shortening into flour, sugar, and salt until consistency of fine crumbs. Add the yeast mixture and stir until a soft dough forms. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place for 20 minutes.
Divide dough into 12 portions. Flatten each portion into a 4×3 inch rectangle. Roll each up from the long side, pinching edges to seal. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Place rolls about 3 inches apart on a greased baking sheet. Brush lightly with egg white.
Cover and let rise for 1 hour. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack. Split each roll lengthwise, top with Butter (as in “not margarine!”) and serve. You’ll achieve hero status immediately.
These are absolutely amazing – if you aren’t in the habit of baking your own bread, you don’t know what you’re missing. The experience, itself, is a blast. It gives you such a great sense of accomplishment when you serve bread you made with your own two hands. And the flavor? You can’t beat it anywhere. Give this recipe a try, you’ll amaze yourself – and that’s always fun!