Can you believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow? It seems like the month of November has flown by!
We aren't able to travel home for thanksgiving this year but luckily we have some great friends that invited us over for dinner! I was asked to bring the rolls, (ok more like I offered) but only because I have a great recipe that has been passed down to me by my mother and it's always a hit!
These are a perfect side dish for any special occasion meal and the fact that they are refrigerated, means you can make the dough the night before and then bake them fresh the next morning!
Click below to get the recipe and tutorial!
Robin's Refrigerator Rolls
2 packages dry yeast
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup softened butter
4 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup warm water
3/4 cup luke-warm water
*When I made this recipe I used 1/2 wheat flour, which is why my dough may seem darker.
Step 1. Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Sprinkling a little sugar over the top will help dissolve the yeast (about 1-2 tsp.) It should take about 10 min. for the yeast to dissolve.
Step 2. In a large bowl, combine 2 beaten eggs and 1/2 cup sugar. Then add 1 tsp of salt and 3/4 cup warm water.
Step 3. Add in 1/2 cup melted butter and the dissolved yeast, mix well.
Step 4. Begin to add the 4-1/2 cups of flour, 1 cup at a time (you may not need to use all of the flour).
When the dough begins to take shape tip in into a floured surface. Add any additional flour needed and knead dough for 5-10 min. Your finished dough ball should still be slightly sticky.
Step 5. Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking oil. Cover & refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight. (dough should double in size).
Step 6. Pound down the dough ball and separate into 2 pieces. Flour a large surface and roll out each ball into a large circle.
Step 7. Spread softened butter over the top so it completely covers the dough. Then using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough circle into about 16 pieces (the same way you would slice a pizza). (disregard the number of slices in the pic. below...I needed larger rolls when I made this recipe :)
Step 8. Roll the dough into crescent shapes, start from the large end and work your way down.
Step 9. Grease a large baking sheet and arrange rolls on the pan. You should be able to fit all of your rolls on 1 pan, but make sure there is a little space in between each one (about 1/2"). Cover with a dish towel and let rise for about 1 to 1-1/2 hrs. Bake at 350 degrees F for approx. 10 min. or until the tops are slightly golden brown.