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  • Writer's pictureMary 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!


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


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!


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