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Duggar Homemade Yeast Rolls

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“These are the rolls the duggars always have at their family celebrations. I have made them a few times now and they are easy and melt in your mouth buttery good! They credit the recipe to Gayla Ellenbarger a good family friend. Prep time includes both resting times for the dough.”
1hr 25mins
16 rolls

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the shortening, sugar, salt, yeast, and 2 cups of the flour in a large bowl and cut with a pastry cutter.
  2. Beat 2 eggs in a 2-cup measuring cup, then fill cup to the 2-cup mark with hot water; pour over the dry mixture.
  3. Slowly knead in the remaining 3 cups flour until dough is a smooth elastic consistency.
  4. Cover bowl loosely with plastic wrap and let rise for 20 minutes in a warm oven. Then pour the dough onto a floured surface.
  5. Knead. Flatten with hands into a large pizza shape. Cut with pizza cutter into 16 triangle-shaped slices.
  6. Roll up from the wide end to the point. Place the rolls in two greased 9x13-inch pans, bending into crescent shapes and leaving space for the rolls to double in size.
  7. Let rise in a warm (but not hot!) oven at least 20 minutes or until doubled.
  8. Remove from oven.
  9. Preheat oven to 375°F Bake the rolls for 20 to 30 minutes, depending on how brown you prefer.
  10. When done, immediately brush with the melted butter.

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