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Alice's Turkey Day Light Rolls

Alice's Turkey Day Light Rolls


"I'm sure these rolls were the reason for the original Thanksgiving! Mom stopped making them years ago and I wondered why until I got the recipe. Plan ahead, they're worth the effort. Enjoy."
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3 h 30 m servings 121 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings


  • Calories:
  • 121 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.4g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 222 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Stir milk, 4 1/2 tablespoons shortening, sugar, and salt together in a bowl. Cool until mixture is lukewarm.
  2. Pour water into a bowl and sprinkle yeast over the top. Let stand until yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 minutes; stir. Stir milk mixture into yeast mixture until smooth.
  3. Beat 2 1/4 cups flour into yeast mixture until smooth. Gradually stir in remaining flour until dough comes together.
  4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead until dough is smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Place dough in an oiled bowl, brush with melted shortening, cover the bowl with a clean towel, and set in a warm place to rise until doubled in volume, about 2 hours.
  5. Punch dough down and form into 24 rolls. Place rolls on a lightly greased baking dish, cover with a towel, and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.

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These were a breeze using the bread machine to make the dough. I skipped scalding the milk, and just combined it with the water. I'm not sure what I missed out on by doing this, but these turn...

Great & easy recipe. Made these in my breadmaker (wet ingred 1st, then dry, yeast last - dough setting) at Thanksgiving couldn't believe how great they turned out. Everyone loved them. I did ...

I used butter in place of shortening. And, (after I post a picture) you will see that I rolled most in knot rolls the best I could. These turned out great! Very much a dinner roll and paired gre...

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