School Cafeteria Hot Rolls

Recipe for hot rolls (from school food service 1968-1990).



Step: 1

Dissolve yeast in warm water in a mixing bowl. Let stand until yeast is frothy, about 5 minutes.

Step: 2

Add 2 cups flour, sugar, and salt to the yeast mixture. Beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Add shortening and eggs; beat for 2 minutes more. Slowly add remaining flour and mix well. Let dough rise in a warm place, undisturbed, until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Step: 3

Punch down dough and divide into 42 pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and arrange on a rimmed baking sheet. Let rolls rise in a warm spot, undisturbed, until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Step: 4

Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and gently brush tops with butter.


Per Serving: 115 calories; protein 2.4g; carbohydrates 17.3g; fat 4g; cholesterol 11.8mg; sodium 59.7mg.

The quality of the flour could make a real deal to your bread. Different brands do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal dough , which doesn’t always getting bigger as well as white bread.

To made this in a dough , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.

A bread first rising can be make in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can start it yesterday , then finish it off the next day.

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