I would like to say that I adored this old woman but I didn't. She was my step-grandmother. She had the perfect grandma appearance, but unfortunately, I was part of a second marriage deal so I never got the pleasant grandma experience. However, the one thing that was perfect about her was her hot roll recipe. She made it by memory, and it was a part of her dinner table for over fifty years. She was known for her rolls and her family always begged for her to make them. Baking them made the house smell incredible.
I was flipping through a family cookbook recently and I happened across her written recipe. I made them today and they are just as I remember. She was always very tight-lipped about her recipe but she's been gone for years. I thought I would share!
Grandma's Famous Hot Rolls
2 c. water
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
4 1/2 c. flour
1 pkg. yeast
Mix well and let rise to double. Work down and let rise again to double. Work down and knead several times. Make out into rolls. Put into a 12X14 inch pan and let rise to top of pan. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.
My Notes: 40 minutes was too long for my rolls, they were done at 35 minutes. The recipe says it makes 3 dozen but that would be very small rolls. I'm sure she never made that many at one time. She always brushed them with butter before baking. I also made my dough in a breadmaker and it worked just fine. Enjoy!