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Jean Beach's Refrigerator Rolls


Mix together:

  • 1 ½ c. lukewarm potato water

  • 2/3 c. sugar

  • 1 ½ tsp salt

  • 2 yeast cakes (4 ½ tsp or 2 packets of active dry yeast)

Stir until dissolved.


  • 2 eggs

  • 2/3 c. soft butter



  • 1 c. mashed potatoes

  • 7 to 7 ½ c. flour

Place in greased bowl. Grease top. Cover with waxed paper and damp towel. Place in refrigerator 4 hours to several days. Two hours before baking, shape into rolls. Bake 15 to 20 minutes at 400°. Watch carefully, they burn easily.

To make cinnamon rolls: Divide dough into thirds. Roll each third into a rectangle. Spread with butter and sprinkle with a sugar-cinnamon mixture. Roll jelly roll style. Cut into 12 slices. Put cut sides down in pans. Let rise 2 hours. Bake as above. Frost with frosting made from powdered sugar mixed with a little milk and flavored with lemon extract.

Jean Rockwell Beach

The work of Jean Beach is featured in the Castle Museum’s newest exhibit “Saginaw History as Art: The Work of Jean Rockwell Beach.” Jean was an artist, writer, researcher and quite simply a inspirational person to be around. Her passion for all things Saginaw is clearly evident in Savoring Saginaw the cookbook published by the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History she coauthored with Patricia T. Shek.

The link below will take you biographical information about Jean. To learn more about her work, visit the Castle Museum Soon.


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