Whenever my family celebrates a holiday we love to eat some of our favorite foods. One food that we always want to have is Grandma June’s Rolls. They take a little bit of time, but my kids always want to help me roll them out so it’s a fun way to spend the day with them. This recipe comes from my sister in-law’s mother who is known as Grandma June to a lot of people. Here it is:
1. Put 1 heaping Tablespoon of Yeast into 1 cup warm water and add 1 teaspoon of Sugar. Stir and let sit.
2. Warm 2 cups of milk or (approximately 1 cup powdered milk mixed with 2 cups water) on the stove. Do not boil, just warm.
3. Cream together in a large mixing bowl: ½ cup shortening or (½ cup shortening powder and 1/3 cup water)*
¾ cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
2 eggs or (5 T. powdered eggs and 5 T. water)
* If using shortening powder you may have to add a little vegetable oil.
4. Add yeast to mixture then add milk.
5. Add 3 cups flour and beat for 3 minutes. Add 3 to 4 more cups of flour so the dough is easy to handle. Let it raise until double.
6. Punch down and divide into 3 equal portions. Roll out one portion into a circle. Melt ½ cup butter and pour 1/3 of the melted butter onto the circle. Cut each circle into 12 -15 triangles then roll them up into a crescent shape. Roll out the other two portions.[caption id="attachment_2033" align="aligncenter" width="225"] divide the dough[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2035" align="aligncenter" width="225"] roll out the dough[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2030" align="aligncenter" width="225"] cut dough into triangles[/caption]
7. Put the crescents onto a greased pan and let raise until double in size.
8. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes so they are golden brown.
I hope you love these as much as my family does!
Contributed by Pam Higley