I love holidays. Especially ones I get to spend with my family since childhood meals have been a big part of our celebrations. As a kid (okay, and even as an adult), it didn’t feel like a “holiday” unless my mom made one of her roll recipes. As an adult, her refrigerator dough recipe has become my favorite. It’s the base of many favorite holiday meals including our annual Christmas Eve dinner of chili and cinnamon rolls. The best part of it, however, is the fact that you can make up a big batch of dough one day and have fresh rolls for up to two weeks!
Dough: 1 package yeast 1/2 cup warm water 1 tablespoon sugar 2 cups warm water 3/4 cups oil 1 tablespoon salt 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg, beaten 7-8 cups flour
Directions: Combine the first three ingredients in small bowl and soften yeast. Combine water, oil, sugar, egg and salt. Stir in 2 cups of flour. Add yeast mixture. Gradually add the rest of flour 1 cup at a time. Knead until smooth. Put dough into large oiled/butter/sprayed bowl and cover until dough has doubled in size. From here you can make up desired number of rolls and let rise. Bake at 350 for 10-20 minutes depending on size. Brush with melted butter if desired. Put any leftover dough in an air tight container and keep in fridge for up to two weeks.