Hello and welcome to the wonderful world of Hillbilly Hot Rolls! No matter how much you know about baking or cooking, this method will change the way you do things. Think of warm, golden-brown rolls that are a little sweet and great for any event. In this post, we'll show you how to make these delicious treats and give you some tips, tricks, and different ways to make the baking experience even better.
Kitchen Equipment Needed
Take a moment to make sure you have the right tools before we get to the recipe and instructions. You'll need these things for this recipe:
- Bowl for mixing
- Mixing Bowl
- Baking Mat
Now let's talk about the contents, which are the main event!
You’ll Need the following ingredients :
It makes about 40+ rolls (depending on size).
2 C of warm water
2 packages of dry yeast
6 1/2 C all-purpose white flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 C melted shortening, oil, or butter
1/2 C white sugar
Mix the yeast: Put two packages of yeast and two cups of warm (105 to 110°F) water in a mixing bowl. Leave it alone until the yeast is gone.
Add the Base: Put in one teaspoon of salt, two cups of flour, and half a cup of sugar. Use a mixer to mix for two minutes.
Put in the eggs and shortening: Melt the oil and add the eggs. Keep beating for two more minutes.
Slowly Add Flour: Add 4 1/2 cups of flour slowly and mix well. Put the bowl of dough somewhere warm and let it rise until it doubles in size.
Let the rolls rise for an hour, then bake them for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Before you bake them, punch down the dough. Rub butter all over the tops.
Tips for Perfect Hillbilly Hot Rolls
These tips will make it easier for you to make perfect rolls:
For the best rise, make sure your yeast is fresh.
Place the dough somewhere warm and draft-free to let it rise.
Try using different fats to make the food taste different.
Shortcuts for Busy Cooks
Not enough time? Use these shortcuts:
To make it quickly use dough that has already been made and just add the special ingredients.
The dough can be frozen and used later.
Changes and swaps for recipes
Change these things about this recipe to make it your own:
For a better choice, use whole wheat flour.
For a natural sweetness, use honey instead of sugar.
How to Store Leftovers
To keep the good things going:
Keep at room temperature in a jar that won't let air in.
Reheat in the oven to make it taste like it just came out of the oven.
This recipe does make a lot, but you can always half the recipe and you can also freeze the made rolls.
If you want to freeze premade dough, just make sure to mix the dough according to the recipe’s instructions but add twice as much yeast. This is to compensate for the yeast that will die off in the freezing process. Additionally, you want to ensure that you use only active dry yeast—not fast-acting yeast. You can freeze for up to 4 weeks.
Questions you may ask :
Can I make the dough ahead of time? Absolutely! Prepare the dough, refrigerate, and bake when ready.
Can I use a different type of flour? Yes, experiment with whole wheat or alternative flour for a twist.
Can I freeze the rolls? Certainly! Freeze before or after baking for future enjoyment.
What's the best way to reheat leftovers? Pop them in the oven for a few minutes to regain that irresistible warmth.
Can I use a stand mixer for the entire process? A stand mixer makes the job even easier.