Miss Ruby’s yeast rolls

These rolls come from friend Kyndell. She’s working on reconstructing recipes of her mother’s that she remembers growing up with. This is the first one and it is good.

Yeast Rolls

3 1/2 cups flour
1 cup hot water
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt (more like two)
1/2 cup sugar (a little more wouldn’t hurt)
1/4 lukewarm water
1 packet of yeast

Dissolve the packet of yeast in warm water and set aside.

Combine hot water and shortening and stir until shortening is mostly dissolved.

Add egg salt and sugar and stir. After mixture has cooled to lukewarm add yeast.

Slowly stir in flour. Let dough sit in warm place to rise.

Take a third of the dough and roll it out on a floured surface.

Take a household cup or glass flour the opening and use it like a cookie cutter to make the rolls. Fold the circles in half and put the on a cookie sheet. Repeat for the rest of the dough.

Leave the rolls in a warm place and let them rise again.

Preheat oven to 350 &degf;

Before baking brush some melted butter on the rolls. Bake for 10-12 mins.

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