• Mary Ann

Ruth's Refrigerator Rolls

Ruth is my wonderful late grandmother. We called her Mema and these roll's were absolutely a treat for us growing up. The recipe sounds intimidating, but it really isn't. I hope you enjoy!


Ingredients:

2 packages of dry yeast

1/2 cup sugar

6 1/2 cups plain flour

1/2 cooking oil

2 teaspoons salt

1 egg, beaten

1 stick of butter


Directions:


Stir until dissolved 2 cups of warm water (very important - make sure it is not too hot!!) and 2 packages of dry yeast in a large bowl. Let stand 10 minutes.


Stir in 2 teaspoons of salt and 1/2 cup of sugar


Stir in 1/2 cup of cooking oil and 3 cups of plain flour. Beat until smooth


Add 1 well beaten egg


Add 3 1/2 cups of flour and stir until dough turns loose from the bowl and forms a ball.


You may need to add a little more flour if dough is still sticking to the bowl.


Place in a greased container and turn so all sides of the dough are greased. Cover with a damp towel.


Place in the refrigerator for four hours or overnight.



Next day: Remove, knead, and cut dough into 4 sections


Start with 1 section and roll it out into a rectangle. add flour so it does not stick. Cut triangles and roll up dough. Repeat with all 4 sections.


Place the rolls on a pan covered in parchment paper. Melt a stick of butter, let it cool some, and brush over the rolls.


Let the rolls rise on the pan for 2 hours or until double in size.


Bake on 400 degrees for 10 -12 minutes!