"I have adapted these yeast rolls from my grandmother's yeast bread recipe. I have increased the sugar to create a little sweeter roll than Grandma used to make and replaced her refrigerated cake yeast with dried (easier availability). They are delicious served with Danish Lurpak® butter (it's a little tangy, just like Grandma's)! Rolls can be made the night before and reheated, covered in foil, at 300 degrees F for about ten minutes." — Dotty Grohman
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white sugar, divided
1 3/4 cups
warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 1/2 (.25 ounce) envelopes
active dry yeast
6 1/2 cups
unbleached all-purpose flour (such as King Arthur®), or as needed
I Found If You Bake On Greased Flat Cookie Sheet. That These Rolls Come Out Bigger And Better Looking. If There To Sweet Then Next Batch Omit 1/4 Cup Sugar. I Tryed With 3 Yeast Total Instead Of 2.5 And You Cant Beat The Results. Better Than Grandmas I Think
am I the only one who ended up with about 3 cups too much flour?
i found this recipe to be just what the doctor ordered. i tripled the sugar though because my family loves sweet rolls. they were a huge hit at easter dinner this last year.
Almost as good as Grandma's. After all, you all can't knock your own grandmother's cooking!
These were far too stiff. I wondered if the recipe was incorrect. Maybe it should have called for
2 3/4 cup of water rather than 1 3/4? Very dry and didn't rise well.
The rolls did not raise well, and while they tasted good, the texture was very thick and heavy. They would probably be better with more yeast, and less flour.
I used 5 cups of flour initially and only had to add another 1/2 cup for the right consistancy. A big hit! They are delicious and everyone loved them. I will use this recipe again and again. This is a little more dense than some yeast rolls but that's what made it like G-ma's! Mmm mmm.
I knew when I seen "lard" in the recipe it was a old recipe, so it had to be good. My mom has been making these rolls as long as I can remember. We have them every year at Thanksgiving. Best rolls on the planet.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Grandma's Yeast Rolls
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 23
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