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Grandma Rita's Butter Rolls and a Special Thanks to Baking Nana 
Nov. 2, 2011 9:23 pm 
Updated: Nov. 25, 2011 4:37 am
If you have followed my blog about baking rolls you have seen the flat roll I made due to my inexperience with baking. Now, Baking Nana has made the rolls using my Grandma's recipe- please see Baking Nana's Blog --Penny Lane  to see awesome photos.Voila! Perfection.  Mauigirl, Jess, Kent, Granny Sue, Ms. Lizz, and Peg thank you too for all your advice.

Yes, the rolls were made with butter.
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It's getting late and I am going to get up early and make rolls with confidence tomorrow. Wish me luck. As for the recipe Grandma Rita's Butter Rolls in my personal recipe box, I will edit it soon and give credit where credit is due to the Master Bakers who helped me.

What was once a tattered folded piece of paper in my recipe box is now a treasure I will value for the rest of my life.
Nov. 2, 2011 9:46 pm
AAAWWW what a Sweet blog! Aren't the Ladies here just Great? I don't have to tell you, you know first hand! How terrific is is to read about your blessing from the past. Heck, I should try them too, Lord Knows I can use all the help I can get! BBBAAHHHAAA
Nov. 3, 2011 6:32 am
Yes, Patty Cakes I am truly blessed. The Ladies here are indeed gifted. They have inspired and motivated me. When my Grandma made the rolls, they were gone in seconds. Especially growing up with 3 brothers.
Nov. 3, 2011 1:12 pm
Thank you Lela. I hope your bread comes out as excellent for you as it did for me. Baking at High Altitude can be a challenge I hear. Hopefully the links I sent you help.
Nov. 3, 2011 6:17 pm
Lela, I love the story! I wrote a blog some time ago re: old hand written recipes... matting and framing them as kitchen wall art.. still a work in progress. I need to get back to it. This sounds like a perfect such recipe... wish she were mine! I'm trying the rolls by the way!
Nov. 3, 2011 7:03 pm
Terry, What a wonderful way to display the recipe. I have a perfect place for such a neat idea. I check your blog for the idea. Thanks! I made the rolls today and I was very happy with the results. My husband and son also loved them.
Nov. 3, 2011 7:48 pm
Lela - I am so glad they worked for you. The more you work with yeast + high altitude + dry air the more you will learn to 'feel' the dough. Working with yeast is as much of an art as it is a science. Which is why I am addicted!
Nov. 4, 2011 3:13 pm
Lela. the blog is titled Has it been a Year already... There is a pic of my Mom... I hope you enjoy!
Nov. 4, 2011 6:13 pm
Thanks Terry1
Nov. 5, 2011 10:23 am
Lela, I am so glad you started this journey. I have baked bread for years, but through your blog I was educated by Baking Nana on my problems with bread baking in a NO humidity environment. So can teach an old dog new tricks :)
Nov. 5, 2011 2:24 pm
Thanks for making a newcomer welcome, Mauigirl. I used to live on the East Coast in Norfolk, Va. and there is a difference in living in and baking in a dry climate like Co. I see from B Nana's blog you have a recipe like my Grandma's and your advice of mixing by hand made a lot of sense. Thank you so much for that advice. I did put a thanks to you on my Grandma RIta's recipe. I feel with that tip the rolls turned out great. Although my arm got tired! LOL! I am still in awe how nice it is here on the AR blog and how much knowledge people have to share with others.
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About Me
I enjoy cooking for our family sit down dinners. Although my kids are grown, we are a close family that enjoys 4-5 sit down dinners a week together. My family's favorite dinner is chicken enchiladas smothered in green chili. I have a passion for cooking, baking for the holidays and food photography.
My favorite things to cook
I am family oriented and spend time with my family enjoying meals. My favorite things to cook are Mexican food and any food my family asks me to cook. My family looks forward to home cooked Mexican food at least once a week and Italian food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am on a journey to reclaim family recipes that were lost when the cooks in my family passed away. Cooking traditions are a major part of my passion for cooking. On Christmas Eve, we always had green chili and tamales. Cookie baking, lemon bars, pizzelles , and potica have been a must at Christmas as long as I can remember. My family looks forward to homemade pizza, when we gather as a family to decorate the Christmas cookies. Thanksgiving wouldn't be Thanksgiving without noodles and gravy piled high on mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and broccoli and rice casserole. On the 4th of July, there is the 4th of July Potato Salad that I make using 10 pounds of potatoes. Mexican Food is part of our weekly menu--green chili served over mashed potatoes or as a slopper (green chili poured over hamburgers.) I am always making tortillas for someone. They call my tortillas little white pieces of gold. Saturdays are Family night for dinner. It is the one day my kids can request a meal.
My cooking triumphs
Seeking help on the Buzz and the AR Blog has resulted in a few triumphs. I am extremely ecstatic about overcoming the yeast monster. I can now bake baguettes, focaccia and the best rolls in the world, my Grandma Rita's Butter Rolls.
My cooking tragedies
My first attempts at baking bread/rolls resulted in rock hard flat rolls. However, I am improving. Baking at High Altitude is somewhat of a challenge.
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