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Grandmother’s Hot Rolls

Posted by moderndaygourmet on August 31, 2007

This is my grandmother’s recipe, which she used for all the holidays – Thanksgiving, Christmas, whatever.  She didn’t have a rolling pin and so she used an old glass bottle that my grandfather found in the ditch behind their house, to roll out the dough.  These are so good and definitely worth the effort. Make sure the milk/sugar mixture isn’t too hot when you add the yeast or you will kill the yeast and the dough won’t rise.

2 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
5 cups flour, divided
1/4 cup warm water
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Scald milk; cool to warm. Pour over sugar. Mix yeast with 2 tablespoons of the milk/sugar mixture, then add the rest. Melt shortening; cool to warm and add to yeast mixture. Stir in 3 cups flour and let rise until doubled (an hour or so). Mix water, baking powder, soda and salt; add to dough and mash down. Add 2 cups flour. Put in refrigerator for 1/2 hour or so. Roll out and cut with a biscuit cutter. Bake a 350 for 15 minutes.

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