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icebox rolls

Country IceBox Rolls

Steven Pennington
Tender flaky dinner rolls that keep in the refrigerator till you're ready to bake them
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Pastry
Cuisine Southern


  • Whole Milk 1 quart
  • Crisco 1 cup
  • Fine White Sugar 1 cup
  • Baking Powder 2 teaspoon
  • Baking Soda 1 teaspoon
  • Sea Salt (Heaping) 1 teaspoon
  • Packages of Dry Active Yeast /or 1 Yeast Cake 2


  • Add the Crisco, Whole Milk & Sugar into a medium pot and melt the Crisco down.
  • Next cool ingredients till the thermometer read between 95-105 degrees ( Too hot, and the yeast will die and will not leaven the rolls.o
  • Add Yeast and enough flour to create a loose batter consistency, transfer into an electric mixer.
  • Wait about 20-30 minutes and let the yeast "Activate", the Yeast will bloom and grow in size from the activation from sugar. The yeast eats a bit of the sugar.
  • Then sift your flour, baking powder, and baking soda together to remove any possible lumps.
  • Start adding in Flour little by little till the dough comes to a nice texture. Adding around 3 ½ Cups of Flour or more. The dough will still be a little bit sticky to the touch.
  • Allow the dough to rise in the warmest part of your kitchen for 1-2 hours or till doubles in size. Overnight in the refrigerator works very well. The dough will be easier to work with the next day.

Shaping the Rolls

  • Sizing can be done with a digital scale or you can use an ice cream scooper for keeping even sizing and even cooking.
  • I weighed out to around 1.6 ounces each
  • Flour your hands and roll around in your hands to shape into a ball, pulling the dough underneath itself, pinch by pinch moving in a clockwise motion. Place on a flat surface and continue shaping till nicely shaped rolls.
  • The layout on a cookie sheet and cover with melted butter and poppy seeds. You could use an egg wash,( Add Egg and some water mixed together)
  • Bake at 425 for 12 to 15 minutes.


Country Ice Box Rolls - Easy Fluffy Dinner Rolls

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