Fairy Rolls—This Recipe Is a Keeper!

Fairy Rolls—This Recipe Is a Keeper!

A long time ago the cook where I worked as a caregiver did not show up for work. I told the owner that I would love to go into the kitchen and cook for everyone (what was I thinking I had never cooked for a lot of people before.) But I loved it!

As I was looking through a cookbook I came across Fairy Rolls. These rolls are so easy to make and are light, fluffy and buttery in every delicious bite.This is a recipe that you do not want to lose!

INGREDIENTS….You probably have most of them in your pantry.

  • shortening
  • water
  • yeast
  • eggs
  • sugar
  • salt
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder

You will notice that this recipe calls for both yeast and baking powder to leaven the rolls. The baking powder helps give a quicker and higher rise than yeast alone. It also slightly improves the texture, resulting in a light and tender crumb.

This recipe also makes the best Cinnamon Rolls and Orange Rolls. I use to make 100 of them every Thursday at work. Some weeks we would have the Cinnamon Rolls and the next week the Orange Rolls. Everyone loved them and I know you will too.

What are you waiting for these Fairy Rolls will melt in your mouth so scroll below and lets get cooking.

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Breads
Cuisine American


  • 2 cups  hot water
  • 2 tbsp  yeast
  • 1 cup  shortening
  • 3/4 cup  sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp  salt
  • 1 tsp  baking powder
  • 6 1/2 cups all purpose flour


  • Dissolve yeast in warm water with 2 tbsp sugar in your mixer with a dough hook. Let sit for around 5 minutes until it is frothy.
  • Mix in shortening, eggs, the rest of the sugar and 3 cups of flour. Add the salt and baking powder and 2 more cups of flour. If your dough is still sticky add the last cup of flour.
  • Let rise for about 30 minutes. Roll your dough into balls and put on cookie sheet.
  • Let the dough raise another 20 minutes and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter on top.
  • This dough also makes the best cinnamon rolls and orange rolls, and I use to make 100 cinnamon rolls every Thursday at work, and everyone loved them!
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