Dinner Rolls

1 package yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 cup milk, scalded
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons shortening
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 egg
*Richer version: increase either the shortening or sugar or both to 1/4 cup
Soften dry yeast in warm water..  combine milk, shortening, sugar and salt; cool to lukewarm.  Add 1 cup of the flour; beat well.  Beat in softened yeast and egg.  Gradually add remaining flour to form soft dough, beating well.  Cover and let rise in warm place (82) til double, about 1 1/2 hr to 2 hours.  Turn out on lightly floured surface and shape as desired.
To make cloverleaf rolls, shape dough into small balls.  Three should half fill a greased muffin cup.  Brush with melted butter.  Let double (25-30 minutes).  Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Makes about 24 rolls.

24  Servings

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