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soft pork fat yeast rolls

Soft Yeast Rolls made with Pork Fat

  • Author: Jess Pryles
  • Yield: 12 rolls 1x



1 packet of dry active yeast (1/4 oz)

1/4 cup warm water (about 110f)

1 cup milk

1/4 cup pork lard

3 tablespoons sugar

1.5 teaspoons kosher salt

1 egg

3.5 cups flour

1/2 cup melted butter

1 tablespoon oil or spray oil

flake salt


  1. Combine the yeast and warm water in a small bowl. It’s important to get the water temperature fairly accurate – too cold and your yeast will not activate, too hot and the yeast will die.
  2. Prepare a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment.
  3. Melt the lard in the microwave, then add it to a large bowl with the milk, sugar and salt. Add the yeast, and 1 cup of the flour, then mix on low speed with the dough hook until just combined. Add another cup of flour, then mix again until just incorporated. Add remaining flour and egg, and beat on low until the mixture is incorporated, then increase speed to medium and knead for 5 minutes.
  4. Grease a large bowl with 1 tablespoon of oil or the spray oil, then gently pour the mixture into the greased bowl. It will be sticky. Cover the bowl with a cloth, and place in a warm spot to proof for one hour.
  5. Brush the inside of a 9×13″ pan or casserole dish with the melted butter.
  6. Divide the dough into 15 pieces, rolling them into rough balls with your hands, then place them into the pan. Brush the top with melted butter, and sprinkle the tops with a little flake salt. Cover again with the cloth, and allow to proof a further 30 minutes.
  7. Heat an oven to 375f.
  8. Remove the cloth, and place the rolls into the oven. Bake for 25 minutes until the rolls have risen and the tops are evenly brown.
  9. Remove the rolls from the oven and brush with remaining melted butter. Allow to cool slightly then serve. The rolls will easily pull apart from one another.
  • Category: holiday, bread
  • Cuisine: Holiday

Keywords: holiday, bread, yeast rolls