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Monica's Never Fail Rolls Recipe
  • READY IN 6 hr

Monica's Never Fail Rolls

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"These light and delicious rolls are easy to make, economical, and require no kneading."

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Original recipe makes 6 dozen Change Servings
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  • PREP

    45 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    6 hrs

Directions

  1. Place 1 cup milk with shortening in a saucepan. Stir constantly over medium heat until shortening melts. Do not allow to boil. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Pour milk and margarine into a large bowl. Add remaining cup of milk and dissolved yeast. In a separate bowl, sift together sugar, 4 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually flour mixture to milk mixture, using a wire whisk or electric mixer. Place uncovered bowl on stove. Allow dough to rise 2 to 2 1/2 hours until doubled in bulk.
  3. Stir remaining 1 1/2 cups flour into dough and mix well. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide in half. Roll out until 1/8 inch thick. Brush with melted margarine and cut with biscuit cutter . Fold each roll in half and dip in melted margarine, place on greased cookie sheets. For immediate use continue to let rolls rise 2 hours or until doubled in bulk. Refrigerate or freeze rolls if you do not plan to use at once.
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  5. Bake in a preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. When using frozen rolls, remove from freezer at least 4 hours before serving. When using refrigerated rolls, allow 3 hours for rolls to rise.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 20, 2003

This is a great recipe! Mixing it up is quick, and you just walk away and let it rise. There is NO NEED TO KNEED! It's perfect! My 11 year old and I put these in the oven and everyone said "Oooo" and "Ahhhh" as we tried them. I even tried rolling the dough into balls and placed two side-by-side in a muffin pan... and they baked up well. Enjoy! Email this to a friend! Thanks Monica! Oh, and try cutting Pollish sausage into 3rds, and wrapping this dough around them, and making "pigs-in-a-blanket". Yummm!!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 28, 2005

I tried this recipe for Thanksgiving dinner for 15 people because it sounded so easy and "no fail".. Well, after step 1, the dough rised but did not double. I was rushed for time so I continued on to step 3. The rolls did not rise at all. even after 4 hrs. in a warm oven. My husband saved the day by quickly making biscuits from a mix. I put the rolls in the refrigerator and tried again the next day. I let them sit for a whole afternoon and part of the evening in a warm environment but to no avail. They never raised! I baked them anyway and ended up with what looked like cookies.. I was so dissapointed because of the waste of time and ingredients.

 
Mar 26, 2005

This recipe is really good, but needs some corrections. Step 2 should say to pour milk and SHORTENING into bowl, not milk and margarine. Also, there is no mention of when to add the sugar. I added 2 Tbsp with yeast and the remaining 1/2 cup with the flour.

 
Dec 23, 2004

These were a major hit Thanksgiving, my family wants them next year. They are so easy and I love that you can make them ahead and freeze. I do alot of cooking ahead when I'm expecting a crowd and these have been added to my tried and true stand-bys.

 
Mar 21, 2007

one word: FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!

 
Feb 22, 2011

This bread did not rise. It was a big disappointment.

 
Nov 29, 2008

This recipe does not tell you when to add the sugar? I am a novice at making bread so I tried this recipe. About half way through I realized this recipe does not tell you when to add the sugar. I decided to add it at a point that I thought would be ok, however I guess it wasn't the right time to add it. Therefore the bread did not rise and I ended up throwing away the whole batch. As I hate wasting food this made me pretty upset. Whoever submitted this I would highly recommend rewriting the recipe with more clear instructions for beginners as the title of the recipe sort of makes it seem like this is a good recipe for beginners.

 
Nov 26, 2010

Despite letting dough rise over 2 1/2 hrs, it didn't double. Couldn't believe it then said add more flour then cut and let it rise TWO MORE HOURS! What a waste of time.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 144 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 177 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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