This was Mother’s (Mae Hanks) favorite roll recipe.
- 1 c. milk
- 2 T. fat (butter preferable)
- 2 T. sugar
- ¾ t. salt
- 3 to 3 ½ c. flour
- 1 cake compressed yeast
- Add warm milk to sugar, salt, and butter.
- Add yeast which has been softened in a small amount of lukewarm water.
- Add 1/2 of flour. Beat well and add the remainder slowly until the dough is stiff enough to knead.
- Knead the dough, using as little flour as possible on the board, adding only enough to keep the dough from sticking.
Make into soft dough, kneading 2 minutes. Let rise until double in bulk. Roll to 1/3″ thickness. Cut rounds 2 to 2 1/2″ in diameter. Crease middle of each round with dull edge of knife. Brush one-half very lightly with melted butter, fold over, pressing together with palm of hand. Place close together in uniform rows. Let rise; when double in bulk, bake at 400 for 15-20 min.