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Combine 1 1/2 cups of flour and the yeast in a mixing bowl. Heat milk, sugar, butter and salt until just warm (150 - 200 F). Note this is usually done on a stove, but can be done in the microwave or could be done in a makeshift DoubleBoiler?. If it is not in a microwave, stir constantly until the shortening almost melts and it should be at around the right temperature. A candy/fry thermometer can be used to help determine when it is the right temperature. If you get it too hot, then just let it cool down. If it is too hot it will kill the yeast. If it is not warm enough the yeast will not activate. Either way, the rolls will not rise correctly. When it is the right temperature, add this mixture to the flour yeast mixture and add the egg. Use the lowest speed of the hand mixer to beat the mixture for about 1/2 a minute (scraping the sides of the bowl to make sure everything gets mixed in). Then beat it at the high speed of the mixer for 3 minutes (it should get nice and frothy). Use the BigSpoon? to stir in the remaining flour. The dough should be soft and it is ok if it is somewhat sticky, but it should be firm enough that you can form it into something that looks vaguely like a ball. Place the ball of dough into a lightly greased bowl and turn the dough in the bowl so that the surface of the dough is lightly greased. Cover with a towel (or other piece of cloth) and let it rise in a warm place. After 1 1/2 to two hours it should have about doubled in size. If not, let it rise more. When it has about doubled, punch the dough (it will sort of collapse) and dump it out onto a floured surface. Cover the dough again and let it sit for about 10 min. Shape into desired rolls. For Thanksgiving Sarah tends to divide it into more managable balls of dough, roll each out into a circle of dough, use melted butter to lightly coat the circle, cut the circle into 8ths (pizza style) and then roll each sector into a crescent roll. Cover the formed rolls and let them rise for 30-45 minutes. Bake on greased baking sheet for 10-12 minutes in a 400 F oven. This should make 2 to 3 dozen rolls.

See the EastDormCookbook for other recipes.

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