About the Recipe
Leif's grandmother would make these rolls for most dinners.
½ cup shortening
¼ cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup boiling water
1 yeast cake or packet
4 cups flour
Cream together shortening and sugar. Add boiling water and salt. Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water (about 3 Tbsp is enough). When first mixture is lukewarm, add dissolved yeast and egg. Stir well, add flour one cup at a time mixing well to make a soft dough. Store in refrigerator (can keep up to a week).
Shape into rolls. Place on cookie sheet. Cover with tea towel and allow to rise (2 to 3 hours).
Bake ten minutes in 425° F/220° C oven.