Sunday, November 24, 2013

Jackie Ladd's World Famous Rolls

I'm pretty sure my MIL's name should be St. Jackie.  She is seriously amazing!  When I told her about my ambitious plans to make Thanksgiving from scratch, she instantly asked if there was something I needed and if I wanted her help.  Of course, I gladly accepted!  I have to admit, I had an alterior motive, I wanted to learn how to make the recipe below.  These rolls are SO good!  They break apart at just the right places to give you buttery goodness in every bite.  Y_U_M!

I love learning all of the different things my in-laws can teach me.  They are completely different from my parents and I appreciate that because it affords me the chance to diversify myself and learn so much more!  Now, if I could only get my butt over there so she could teach me to sew- oy vey!

Jackie Ladd's World Famous Rolls

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 package active dry yeast
1 1/4 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg

In mixing bowl combine 1 1/2 cups of the flour and the yeast.  Heat milk, sugar, shortening and salt just until warm (115-120) stirring constantly until shortening almost melts.  Add to dry mixture; add eggs.  Beat on low with an electric mixer for 1/2 minutes, scraping bowl.  Beat 3 minutes at high speed. 

By hand, stir in remaining flour to make a soft dough.  Shape into ball. 

Place in lightly greased bowl; turn once to grease surface.  Cover; let rise in warm place until the dough doubles.  This will take between 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  Punch down and turn out on floured surface.  Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. 

Shape into desired rolls.** Cover, let rise in warm place until double (30-45min).  Bake on greased baking sheets or in greased muffin tins at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Voila, heaven.  Or as close we we're getting here on earth! 

** St. Jackie rolls up three small balls to each muffin tin to get the desired effect shown above!  You can also find this on Not Just a Housewife's  and Bizzy Bakes' blog!

Until next time...


  1. I love that you can learn so much from your in-laws - what a great relationship! And these rolls? oh yeah, I might have to see if anyone is bringing rolls to Thanksgiving yet!

    1. They are amazing people! I swear you will not regret bringing these rolls! yummmm!

  2. Girl, I pinned this so I could do this when we have our christmas lunch at work, looks so good :)