As a young Air Force wife in the Republic of Panama it was hard to always get fresh bread and I had little or no experience in the kitchen. One of the other Airforce wives took me under her wing and taught me how to bake and cook a lot of things. This Sally Lunn recipe was one of the first things I learned to bake, I've been making bread a dinner rolls with this recipe for the last 26 years.
In a 2 cup measuring cup beat 2 eggs, then finish filling cup with hot tap water. Put flour in bowl with yeast, salt and sugar. Pour egg mixture and melted lard/oil over flour mixture and mix well. Add 3 to 4 cups flour and mix. Knead on floured pastry sheet. Turn bowl over top of dough and let it rise. Knead and mold into rolls rise again in pan. Bake at 350 degrees. Makes 2-9"plates