Granny's Yeast Rolls

Granny's Yeast Rolls Recipe

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Rita Sullivan


My mom made these every Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and we would fight over them until the second pan came out of the oven!
They take quite a while to rise, so these are best started out first thing before cooking the rest of your dinner


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2 - 9 inch pie pans
5 Hr
15 Min


  • 1 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    warm water (not hot!!)
  • 5 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1 large
    egg, well beaten
  • 3 3/4 c
    all purpose flour

How to Make Granny's Yeast Rolls


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add egg, sugar, salt, and melted butter. Stir in flour. Cover bowl with kitchen towel and set aside and let rise until doubled in size (about 2 hours with ordinary yeast)
  2. Using two 9 inch glass pie plates, either use vegetable oil spray, or vegetable oil to grease pans.
    Pour out onto to floured dough board or counter. Work in enough dough to be able to pinch off pieces. and make into rolls.
  3. Usually when I'm making my rolls, I cover my hands with vegetable oil, and usually have a small amount in the pie plates where I can put the roll into the pan, then turn it over where the top of the roll is oiled.
  4. Set rolls aside, covered with paper towels and out of any drafts, again until doubled in size, approx. 1/2 - 2 hours. Bake in oven until golden brown, approx. 15 minutes.

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Course/Dish: Other Breads

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