Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients: 7 – 7 1/2 cups Sifted flour 1 tablespoon dry yeast 2 cup milk 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup Crisco┬« 1/4 cup water 2 teaspoons salt 2 eggs To turn into Cinnamon Rolls (you will also need – sugar-cinnamon mixture) 3/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons Cinnamon Instructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix yeast and 1 tablespoon of sugar with hotter than warm water (1/4 cup) mixture, will start to bubble when ready. Add 2 cups of WARM milk, Crisco┬«, 1/2 cup sugar, salt and eggs. Work in your flour to make a soft dough. Cover and let rise until doubled (1 1/2 – 2 hours). Roll out into a 15 X 7 rectangle, about 1/2 inch thick. Brush lightly with a little water (if you saturate too much, your loaves will ooze). Sprinkle with sugar-cinnamon mixture. Roll up (jelly roll style) starting with the smallest end. Seal edges placing sealed sides up. Let rise until doubled again. (approx 1 hour) Bake at 375 degrees F for approx 35-40 minutes. Brush with butter, or you may wish to glaze the top of your loaves with the topping of your choice.
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Rich Crescent Roll Donuts

Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 2 yeast cakes 3/4 cup of lukewarm milk 4 1/2 cups of sifted flour Instructions: Dissolve yeast in 3/4 cup of lukewarm milk. Stir in milk with yeast, add 4 1/2 cups of sifted flour and mix like dough. Cover dough with damp cloth and let rise for about 1 1/2 hours. Roll 1/3 of an inch thick. Let rise on board until light, drop in hot fat.
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Karen’s Yeast Rolls (for Bread Machines)

Ingredients: 2 Eggs (room temperature) 1 cup Water + 5 tablespoons (80 degrees F/27 degrees C) 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice 1/3 cup Oil/Margarine 1/3 cup Sugar 2 tablespoons Salt 4&1/2 cups Bread Flour 2&1/2 (1 package) teaspoons active/quick rise yeast Instructions: Add each ingredient in the order listed, into your bread pan. Start Bread Machine using the dough cycle. Remove dough and place on a floured surface. Divide into pieces and shape, (makes 24 rolls). Place on greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place, for 30-60 minutes (or until they double in size). Bake at 350 degrees F 20-25 minutes or until golden brown, brush with margarine or butter. They are great hot or cold!
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Homemade Rolls

Ingredients: 1 cup milk, scaled 1/3 cup shortening 1/2 cup sugar 2 beaten eggs 2 yeast cakes or 2 dry yeast dissolved in water 5 cups flour, sifted Instructions: Combine scaled milk, shortening and sugar; cool to lukewarm. Soften yeast in lukewarm water, stir and add to milk. Add eggs, then four cups flour, one cup at a time. Mix well after each addition. Use last cup of flour to dust board and to work into dough as you knead it about five minutes. Put dough into greased bowl and let rise. Divide into individual rolls in whatever size or shape you wish. If you freeze dough, freeze at this point. Let rolls rise till double in size once more. Bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes.
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