This easy recipe is a staple in my family. Whether you enjoy them warm out of the oven with butter and your favorite jam, or left over as sandwich bread, these rolls are delicious. They do not take long to make and do not require a lot of ingredients. They are also very budget friendly, using inexpensive ingredients.  The original recipe that my mom used was from her trusty Betty Crocker Cook Book, the one I've mentioned in earlier blog posts. After making these rolls many times, Mom changed the recipe for the better. I am now sharing it with you. I hope you enjoy them as much as my family has, and also the side effect that comes from making and eating them—wonderful memories!


Refrigerator Rolls

2 cups warm water
2 packages dry yeast
1 glass bowl

Dissolve yeast in warm water
Mix together and let rest for a few minutes

Stir in:
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup butter
1 egg

6 1/2 -7 cups all purpose flour

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Mix until dough is blended and easy to handle, forming into a ball
Grease a large glass bowl and place dough inside
Cover with a damp cloth
Let set for one to two hours in refrigerator
Spray a cookie sheet with a non stick spray or place on a silpat mat

If you are making this dough ahead of time, it can keep in the refrigerator for up to five days

Take out of refrigerator and make individual balls out of the dough about the size of a plum
Place them on the cookie sheet and let them rest on counter for 1 hour

Bake in oven at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes

All ovens heat differently, so watch them after about 10 minutes for desired end result—my girls love them light and doughy, but my husband loves them golden brown and well cooked.