Palm School Rolls (sallye)

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

sallye bates


I clipped this recipe from the Austin American Statesman about 30 years ago. Palm Elementary School was one of the first schools in the city of Austin. It has been closed down for many years. But this roll recipe is still excellent.

I have copied it exactly as it was written in the early 70's. Obviously mixing the dough could be done a little more efficiently now with new techniques such as dough hooks or pulsing food processors.


★★★★★ 1 vote

Yield 4 loaves or 60 rolls
1 Hr
35 Min


  • 2 c
    lukewarm water
  • 2 oz
    compressed yeast
  • 1/2 c
    butter or shortening (see note)
  • 7-2/3 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 2/3 c
    powdered milk
  • 2 tsp



  1. Note: If shortening is used, increase salt to one tablespoon.
  2. Dissolve yeast in 1 cup water for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Place room temperature butter in bottom of mixer bowl.

    Mix dry ingredients on low.

    Add yeast and water mixture.
  4. With mixer set on a low speed, flip switch on and off quickly until ingredients are wet.

    Add remaining water (additional water may be added if needed).

    Mix to well-developed about 6-10 minutes at low speed or until dough turns glossy

    By this time, dough will begin to turn loose from bowl.
  5. Place in greased bowl and let stand one hour to rise

    Take dough and divide into 4 one-pound loaves and put into greased pans

    Rise to double in size
  6. Bake at 400º for approximately 25 minutes.

    Brush tops with butter after taking from oven.

Printable Recipe Card


Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #yeast #Specialty

Show 9 Comments & Reviews

Five Delicious Ways to Satisfy a Cheese Craving

Five Delicious Ways to Satisfy a Cheese Craving

Is cheese a food group? Like pizza, I think it should be. In my mind, cheese makes everything better. If you agree, here are five delicious ways you can satisfy your cheesy craving. The ultimate way to eat cheese is in macaroni and cheese. Jane Kear (Edmond, OK) shared her recipe for 8 Cheese Baked […]

14 Hearty Creamy Soup Recipes

14 Hearty Creamy Soup Recipes

What’s better than a bowl of creamy soup on a cold night? Not much in our mind. We can’t think of many better things than warming up with a big bowl of smoky potato bacon soup, thick Zuppa Toscana, or heavenly chicken tortilla soup. Maybe you want to put your slow cooker to use and […]

12 Yummy Ways to Use Bananas That’s Not in Banana Bread

12 Yummy Ways to Use Bananas That’s Not in Banana Bread

It seems no matter how hard we try, eating a bunch of bananas before they turn brown is a challenge. What happens when bananas get a little too ripe? It’s time to make banana bread. Or is it? If you want to make banana bread, check out 11 of our best banana bread recipes. But, […]