Wednesday, July 16, 2014


You probably don't.
Sometimes I put things off because it is just too much effort.
I often thought,  "if it were easier, I would make homemade rolls and bread more often.  I used to do it all the time.  
In the Autumn of my life, I have become a procrastinator.
Lazy?  Probably a bit.  After all, I had put in my years of baking.  I didn't have to do it anymore.
Why, bread was being given to me by my sweet kids, right from their bakery.
But sometimes one just gets the urge to bake.
I said SOMETIMES! :)

I took out my big yellow bowl.  What I call my bread bowl..sat it on the counter and went to find my loose leaf Recipe Keeper where I keep recipes from my blogger friends.   Jean, a blogger friend, emailed me Balisha's recipe for Refrigerator Dough days ago, telling me over and over how simple it was.   
I kept putting off trying this for two reasons.
A lot was going on and secondly, I don't do much baking in the summer when it's so hot.

Stop belly aching, Mona, and make those delicious and SO easy rolls.
(This is what I told myself!)
Jean kept telling me "It's easy!  Honest!" and she was right.
You will find the recipe at Simply Balisha  which is the sweetest of blogs and I have also printed it below for you.

This recipe for bread and rolls is done with your mixer..then stored in the refrigerator and used as needed.
I made this pan of rolls immediately and shared it with my friend across the street.
Tomorrow I will make more into cinnamon rolls and share those as well.
The easiest recipe for bread I have ever tried.

Thank you for sharing this recipe with us, Balisha.
No kneading? ...are you kidding?  No.  It's true.  No kneading.  I was overjoyed!
Why haven't I ever heard of this before?!
Just mix, refrigerate and make as needed.

Recipe for Balisha's Refrigerator Dough

2 pkg yeast
2 1/2 c warm water (warm)
3/4  c shortening
3/4  c sugar
2 eggs well beaten
8 to 8 1/2 cups of flour
2 1/2 tsp salt

Soften yeast in water.  Add shortening, sugar, eggs, 4 c of flour and salt.
Mix (use electric mixer)  until smooth.    I used my dough beaters.
Stir in the remaining flour t make a soft dough.  ( You may not need all of it.)
Place in a large bowl and cover tightly.  Store in refrigerator.
The dough will rise so punch it down occasionally.  
When you are ready to bake, shape into sweet rolls, dinner rolls or 2 loaves of bread.
Let them rise  until double in size (about an hour) and bake at 400 degree's 15-20 minutes for rolls and 35-45 for bread.  
This mixture keeps for several days in the fridge.  No kneading is necessary.  Just make a pan of rolls whenever you want some.  Very easy and fool proof.  

I have quite a collection of recipes in my loose leaf notebook from Joyce at October Farm!  My collection has grown over the past four or five years.

Jean, sweet friend, thank you for sending me this recipe.  SO simple!
You were right!
Jean just raved about this recipe..and now I can see why.

Love'n hugs,


  1. Balisha's recipe is one of the best I have ever made. One bowl and in no time they are made up and ready to put in the fridge. Glad you got around to making them. I feel somehow, that these will not be the last ones! Hmm...bigger pants?? LOL!

  2. i'll have to give these a try! it's so funny to see my recipes in your kitchen!

  3. I would like to be the happy recipient across the street, being passed these lovely rolls. No kneading you say - doesn't matter - I cook only if I have to, unless it involves a BBQ - I can cook anything on the BBQ in all kinds of weather and trust me, I have - the kitchen just doesn't appeal to me. YUCK, however, I like the look of those rolls - if only you n mirror man lived closer, eh. lol

  4. Oh that would be dangerous in my house. Sounds like a great recipe, though!

  5. Whats this???? no needing, proving and warming... I think of the times I pummeled and pushed and rose and warmed the bread. Sounds like magic to me.
    Hugs Kay

  6. Seriously? THOSE look delicious! Have a blessed day dear friend, save me a roll:) HUGS!

  7. "Just mix, refrigerate and make as needed."

    never made real bread. just "quick breads"... ,-) but this sounds like the one to start on.

    certainly not without a/c though. with which, we are still with _out_. -pout- :-)

    tell me, did you make this, in the wee hours of the morning????? -gigggggles- along with catching up with pretty blog land??? :-)

    lots of hugs, dear far away friend!

  8. I wish I lived across the street from you! The rolls look yummy and cinnamon rolls are one of my favorites. Have a great day!

  9. Thanks for sharing this recipe the rolls look so good. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  10. Wonderful recipe. One can never have too many...Thanks for sharing...

  11. I'm taking a bow...can you see me? I think that they should be called Sally's Refrigerator Rolls. I originally got the recipe from my good friend Sally. I'm sure she got the recipe from someone else. How about Friendship Rolls? Oh, don't get me started on Friendship Bread...I have that recipe too.
    Anyway...thanks again so glad that you like the rolls.

  12. Mona, When I was very young, about 22, I bake my own bread. Made coffee cakes too. Now I would use that frozen dough if I had to bake. LOL I just do not want to put much effort into cooking any more. Isn't that just awful. Blessings to you for a wonderful weekend, xoxo,Susie

  13. Like you I also have far too many recipes and cookbooks although we did thin them out awhile ago. But Mona this recipe is a new one and one to try. Thanks.

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