Thursday, June 26, 2008

Daddy's No Knead Regrigerator Rolls

Sorry everybody that I have been MIA from blogdom but I am back now. You know how things just pile up sometime...well I had a little "daddy blues", (that's what I call it). You see my dad is in a wonderful home in Kingsburg, California and the home is for Alzheimer's patients. He is the one guy there and 5 other ladies that he calls "shug", short for sugar! He is stage 3 and really he is doing pretty well right now. Dad doesn't always make sense when we're visiting but sometimes...there's that little spark in his eye and he knows who I am. Yesterday was his 85 Birthday and this visit we just couldn't connect. As hard as it is, I just thank GOD for days we did connect and giggled and laughed.

This blog is for him and the recipe I'm giving you was his. With his great big, strong, hard working hands he made the most wonderful bread you could ever have. And he also gave the best hugs with those great big hands!!!

2 packages active dry yeast
2 C water - warm 110 degrees
1/2 C sugar
2 t. salt
6 1/2 to 7 C sifted flour
1 egg
1/4 C soft Crisco shortening

In a mixing bowl dissolve the yeast in water and add sugar, salt and about half of the flour. Beat throughly for about 2 minutes. Add the egg and shortening. Gradually beat in the remaining flour until smooth. Cover with a damp kitchen cloth and place in the refrigerator. Punch the dough down occasionally as the dough rises even in the frig. About 2 hours before baking, cut off an amount needed for your rolls and return the remaining dough to the frig. Shape the dough into rolls and place on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise ( 1 1/2 to 2 hours). Heat the oven to 400 degrees and bake for 12 - 15 minutes.

The rolls can be formed into dinner buns, crescent rolls or cloverleaf rolls.

To me these rolls are very special and I truly hope that you enjoy Daddy's bread.


Knitting Mania said...

Awww what a wonderful tribute to your Dad my friend... I know this one was hard for you.

Loved the photo's of him in your email, I had a tear rolling down my face....

These refrigerator rolls sound so yummy, hey maybe you'll make them for me one day...wink!!!

Can't wait to see you guys--

nanatrish said...

I am so glad you have returned. That was so sweet about your daddy. Your rolls sound so delicious! Don't I wish we could get together over some and a big glass of sweet iced tea. Life gets complicated and if we miss getting on our blogs it's okay. I just am happy you are back and I look forward to getting to know you better. Oh yow, unfortunately, I love tons of butter on my rolls. Yummy for the Tummy!

A Woman Who is: said...

It is wonderful that your dad has you! You are an amazing daughter to him and your love for him just shines through this post.

Hey come visit me!