Fluffy Dinner Rolls

1 cup milk, scalded
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup shortening
2 teaspoons salt
2 packages active dry yeast
1/4 cup lukewarm (110°F.) water
4 1/2 cups sifted flour
2 eggs

Combine scalded milk, sugar, shortening and salt in mixing bowl. Cool to lukewarm.

Sprinkle yeast over lukewarm water and stir to dissolve.

Add yeast mixture, 1 cup flour and eggs to milk mixture. Beat with electric mixer at medium speed, about 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Or beat with spoon until batter is smooth. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough that leaves the sides of the bowl.

Turn out onto a floured surface, cover and let rest 10 minutes.

Knead dough until smooth and satiny, about 10 minutes.

Place in a greased bowl and turn over to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Punch down dough.

Divide dough in half. Shape one half into 12 balls. Place in a greased 8-inch round baking pan. Repeat with remaining dough. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

Bake at 425°F. for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve either warm or cold.

Makes 24 rolls.

Bellemain Stainless Steel 3 Cup Flour Sifter

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