May 17, 2009

Aunt Hope's Rolls

Everyone needs a standard roll recipe, whether for dinner rolls, cinnamon rolls, orange rolls, or whatever. This is our family's go-to roll recipe, though I don't think any of us know who Aunt Hope is.

4 eggs, well beaten
½ pound butter or margarine
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoon salt
3 packages dry yeast
2 ½ cups water
7 ½ cups flour

Cream butter, sugar, and salt in large bowl. Add 1 cup boiling water to butter mixture. Cool to lukewarm. Soften yeast in ½ cup warm water and then add to butter and sugar mixture along with beaten eggs. Add sifted flour and alternate with 1 cup cold water. Let rise overnight in refrigerator. Roll out and shape for Parkerhouse rolls. Place on greased sheets and let rise. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes.


  1. Oh, Kipling. I can't tell you how happy I am that you've joined the blogosphere. We've been waiting for you and your yummy recipes. I want pictures, too!

  2. Very cool Kip! And some of these recipes will be new to me for sure. It's about time you joined the blogosphere. Hooray!