Mom’s Yeast Rolls

Mom’s Yeast Rolls:

When I was a kid, I would occasionally come home to the wonderful smell of rising bread.  Mom made wonderful rolls.

I have been making my own bread for years, two or three times a week.  I was thinking about Mom’s rolls and wished I had her recipe.  Then I remembered a recipe she had given me years ago.  I pulled it out and tried it the other day, and, yep, it’s the one I remembered.  These rolls smell good even when they are rising and there is no kneading involved.

I made them again today.  Mmmm.  Here they are, fresh from the oven.  Thanks, Mom.

Here’s the recipe for anyone who is interested:

Gerry Holbrook’s Easy Yeast Rolls

¾ c sugar
1 tsp salt
1 c shortening
1 c boiling water
2 eggs
1 c warm water
2 pkgs yeast
6 c flour (I used bread flour)

In large bowl mix sugar, shortening, and salt.  Add boiling water and stir until shortening is melted.  Cool to lukewarm.

Add eggs.

Mix yeast and warm water and add to mixture.

Add 6 c flour all at once.  Stir until well mixed.  Dough will be soft.

Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

Pinch off balls about 2 inches in diameter and drop into mounds of flour.  Roll in hand and place on greased cookie sheet 1 inch apart.  Let rise 2 ½ to 3 hours.

Bake @ 400 degrees about 10 minutes.

Mom added a note to the recipe:  Freeze real well.  Real easy and very good.



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2 Responses to Mom’s Yeast Rolls

  1. Kira says:

    Thanks for the recipe. I won’t use it, but I expect you to make these every time I come over for dinner. They are delicious!

  2. Bonnie Stokes says:

    love both recipes!!!!!