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Easy Yeast Rolls

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Ingredients
  Hot water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Dry yeast 1 Tablespoon
  Warm water 2 Tablespoon (105 F To 115 F)
  Egg 1 , beaten
  All purpose flour 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs) (Divided)
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon, melted
Directions

Combine 1 cup hot water, shortening, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl, stir until shortening melts.
Cool the mixture until lukewarm (105° to 115°).
Dissolve yeast in 2 tablespoons warm water, add to shortening mixture, stirring well.
Add egg and 1 3/4 cups flour, beat vigorously with a wooden spoon for 1 minute.
Stir in remaining flour.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface.
Roll out to 1/4-inch thickness.
Cut into circles using a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter, and brush with melted butter.
Make a crease across each circle, and fold one half over.
Gently press edges to seal.
Place rolls on greased baking sheets, and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
Bake at 425° for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Interest: 
Party
Servings: 
3

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