Mom Rawlinson's "Never Fail" Dinner Rolls

1 pkg yeast
1/2 c Crisco
1/2 c sugar
1/2 t salt
1/2 c warm water (just warmer than your finger)
1/2 c boiling water
1 egg
3 c all-purpose flour

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water.
  2. Cream shortening, sugar, and salt.
  3. Pour on boiling water, stir to dissolve.
  4. When cool, add yeast and well-beaten egg.
  5. Add 2 c flour and beat well by hand.
  6. Add 1 c flour and mix.
  7. Store in covered container in refrigerator overnight. (Will keep in refrigerator for a week.)
  8. Three hours before serving:
         Grease muffin tins.
         Flour hands.
         Put three walnut-sized dough balls into each muffin cup
               for a clover-leaf effect.
  9. Let rise AT LEAST TWO (2) HOURS.
  10. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.