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!