1/2 C Sugar
1 1/4 tsp salt
5 C flour (or a mix I used 1.5 cups wheat here)
4-1/2 teaspoons instant dry yeast
1/2 C solid vegetable shortening
1 stick butter or margarine, melted (plus 1 T or so for brushing on rolls after they are baked)
1 1/2 C warm water
Mix together sugar, salt, yeast, and 2-1/2 cups of flour in medium bowl.
Cut in shortening with pastry blender or fork.
Beat egg in small bowl.
Add egg, water, and melted butter to flour mixture.
Add remaining flour and incorporate until there is no dry left. It will not look pretty and still be sticky. Cover with a dish towel and let sit in a warm place for twenty minutes. To speed up rising, set oven to 200 degrees, once it hits temperature turn it off and then put the dough (in an ovenproof bowl) into the oven to let it rise.
Remove from bowl and throw onto floured surface. Knead for about one minute.
Pat out into a rectangle about 3/4" thick, 9 x 13" size.
Using a knife or pizza cutter cut into 12 squares or smaller if you prefer.
Place in greased 9x13" pan. Squishing the ones that weren't quite square into squares.
Cover with a dish towel and let sit in a warm place for twenty minutes using same method as above.
Take pan out of oven, keeping it covered. Set oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 30 minutes or until tops are nice and golden. Remove from oven and brush on butter.
Serve with honey butter or here I made sausage gravy.