My friend, Janet, gave me a stack of cookbooks. I found this recipe in one and wanted to try it right away. I ended up freezing more than 1/2 of the batch since this makes 2 dozen and I didn't have a party! They are easy to make and tasted great!
Christmas with Southern Living Cookbook, vol 3
2 pkg active dry yeast
1 1/2 c warm water
1/3 c shortening(Beth used Crisco stick)
4 c flour
1/4 c sugar
1 1/2 salt
1 large egg
2 T pesto
2 cloves garlic, minced
Combine yeast and warm water in a 2 c liquid measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes.
Combine yeast mixture, shortening, 2 cups flour, sugar, salt and egg in a large mixing bowl. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Stir in pesto and garlic. Gradually stir in remaining flour--dough will be sticky.
Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour until doubled.
Stir dough; spoon into greased muffin pans, filling half full. Cover and let rise for 45 minutes.
Bake at 400 for 15-16 minutes or until golden. Brush with melted butter, if desired. Makes 2 dozen