Boris Mann’s Personal Blog

Jul 2010

Dinnner Rolls

  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 3/4 cup hot milk
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, or enough to make stiff dough
  • melted butter
  • I made these for our Canada Day apartment picnic. What's that? It's when you put out pillows and blankets on the floor of your apartment because it's too cloudy / rainy to have a picnic outside!

    On the second rise in the pan, they all just sort of rose into one large mass. Next time, put them farther apart in the pan.

    I also think I might have over-kneaded a bit and/or worked in a bit too much flour as part of kneading, but it turned out some really nice crumb, almost like a biscuit or something with corn meal in it. This is theoretically a Southern food recipe, so maybe that makes sense.