Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mrs. Bateman's Hot Rolls

I don't know Mrs. Bateman. She was a neighbor of the family when I was a baby. But she shared her recipe with my mother who wrote it down and kept it for nearly six decades, so I think Mrs. Bateman deserves the credit for these yummy yeast rolls.


2 cups warm water
4 Tbs sugar
5 to 6 cups flour
1 yeast packet (or about 3 Tbs.)
1 egg
1 tsp. salt
4 Tbs. melted butter or cooking oil

Mix warm water and sugar. Add yeast and stir till dissolved. Add eggs and beat until foamy. Add salt and 3 cups of flour. Mix well. Add the melted butter and enough flour to be able to handle. Knead on board about five minutes. Place in greased bowl, turn over so top is greased, and let rise. Punch down. Form into rolls and place covered pan in refrigerator (the recipe says "ice box"). I like to use a muffin tin and place two or three small balls in each spot. About two hours before dinner, place in a warm place, let rise and then bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or till browned on top.

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