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grandma statom's yeast rolls

★★★★★ 17
a recipe by
Dorene Nagy
Wharncliffe, WV

This is a recipe I got from my Grandma Statom. It's very easy, even if you are a beginner in making rolls. Grandma was a cook in a restaurant until she retired. I remember she would fix huge dinners every time we would go to her house. We used to say we are coming to see you, don't cook, but once we got there she would have a huge meal cooked for us like it was nothing. I miss you, Grandma.

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These rolls seem practically fail-proof to us! This is a wonderfully tasty recipe... definitely worth the effort! Enjoy.

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★★★★★ 17
serves 12
prep time 4 Hr 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For grandma statom's yeast rolls

  • 1 c
    warm water
  • 1 pkg
    dry yeast
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 3 1/2 c
    sifted flour, divided
  • 1
  • 1/4 c
    shortening, melted
  • melted butter, for brushing

How To Make grandma statom's yeast rolls

  • 1
    Dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Add the sugar, salt, and 1/2 the flour. Beat thoroughly with mixer for 2 minutes.
  • 2
    Add the egg and shortening. Beat in the rest of the flour gradually until a smooth dough forms. Cover with a damp cloth and refrigerate.
  • 3
    Punch down after two hours (or you can leave it overnight). Make into rolls. Place on a baking sheet. I usually use my cupcake pan or a 9x13-inch cake pan.
  • 4
    Let rise for 2 hours at room temperature. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush tops with butter.