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Refrigerator Rolls


  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar plus 1 teaspoon
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 cakes yeast
  • 8 cups sifted all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 eggs, beaten

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  1. Mix boiling water, 1/2 cup sugar, salt and shortening together; cool until lukewarm.
  2. Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water; add 1 teaspoon sugar and stir in 4 cups of flour; beat well.
  3. Add remaining flour, one cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix thoroughly to a smooth dough; knead slightly.
  4. Place in a large greased bowl; grease top of dough; cover and store in refrigerator until ready to use.
  5. Remove as much as needed and shape as desired. Let rise in a warm place until double in bulk.
  6. Bake at 425 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes.