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Yeast Rolls (VRP 001)

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Yeast Rolls
Yield: 18 rolls

Yeast Rolls (VRP 001)

Prep Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 50 minutes


  • 1/2 cup scalded milk
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 package yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups flour


  1. Combine the scalded milk, shortening, sugar, and salt
  2. Allow to cool to lukewarm by adding the water
  3. Add the yeast and mix well
  4. Add the egg and blend well
  5. Add gradually the flour until dough is well blended and soft
  6. Place in greased bowl and cover
  7. Store in refrigerator for at least 2 hours
  8. Shape chilled dough on well-floured board into 18 clover leaf rolls
  9. Let rise in warm place until double in size (about 1 - 1 1/2 hours)
  10. Bake in hot oven (425 degrees) for 20 minutes

Yeast Rolls

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Linda B

Wednesday 11th of October 2023

Question on vintage yeast rolls recipe: What kind of shortening? Are you talking something like vegetable or olive oil or the Crisco lard type?

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