Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Jill Woolley's Infamous Rolls

I am posting this recipe for my sister who was looking for a crescent roll recipe. This is not truly a crescent roll but it is shaped like it and is light and fluffy too!!!

Step 1
In small bowl, place together and set aside:
2 TBL yeast (or 2 yeast packets)
1/2 cup luke warm water
Step 2
In a large bowl, mix thoroughly together:
1 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp salt
Then add and mix:
1 cup boiling water
(The shortening mixture will melt into liquid form.)
Step 3
Once the shortening mixture has cooled a little, blend in:
4 eggs
Then stir in the yeast mixture from Step 1 (using a wooden spoon)
Step 4
Using the wooden spoon, add and stir:
7 1/2 cups flour
1 cup cold water
Be sure to alternate flour and water until all have been mixed together thoroughly.
Step 5
Spray the top of dough with non-stick cooking spray and place plastic wrap directly over the dough, covering it completely. lace a towel over the bowl and place in the refrigerator over night.
Step 6
Time to roll out the dough! Flour a flat surface and divide the dough into five parts. Roll each part into a circle. Spread melted margarine or butter on top. Use a pizza cutter to cut into 12 pie-shaped pieces. Roll each piece into a crescent by rolling the wide end toward narrow end. Place rolls on 2 large greased cookies sheets. (Make 5 rows of 6 rolls on each pan, yielding a total of 5 dozen rolls.) Cover and let rise for 1-2 hours.
Step 7
Uncover and bake at 400 degrees fro 10-12 minutes. Eat to your hearts content.
For orange rolls, mix 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup butter, and 2 grated orange rinds. Use as a filling in place for the melted butter.

*****Use a wooden spoon and cover the dough with plastic wrap. This dough is so delicate that it will take on the taste of the fabric softner in your dish towels and get a funny taste from a metal spoon.*****

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