- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 package dry yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water (110°F)
- 1 egg
- 4 cups flour, divided
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- Melted butter, sea salt flakes, and chopped herbs, for serving
1 In a large bowl, combine the boiling water, shortening, 1/4 cup sugar, and salt, and mix to combine. Set aside and let cool.
2 In a separate large bowl, dissolve the yeast and remaining sugar in the warm water. Add the egg and 2 cups of the flour and mix well.
3 Add the shortening mixture and the remaining flour to the dough; mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight or until doubled in size.
4 Knead dough on a floured board and roll it out to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into circles with a biscuit cutter or glass. Brush each roll with melted butter, then fold in half. Place rolls side by side in a pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled again.
5 When ready to bake, heat the oven to 400°F. Bake the rolls for 10 minutes.
6 Remove the rolls from the oven and brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with sea salt and chopped herbs. Immediately hide so there will be some left for dinner.
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