4 cups all purpose flour
¼ cup shortening (Granny Lettie used oil)
3 tablespoons sugar
1 package dry yeast (Granny used two packages of yeast)
½ cup dried milk
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cup water
Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Mix flour, sugar, salt and dried milk together. Add to water and yeast mixture. Shortening and beaten egg. Add flour mixture to yeast mix, a little flour at a time until you get a stiff dough. Leave in large bowl and cover with melted butter. Let rise until double. About 1 - 1 ½ hours.
Work dought down and pinch out. Makes about fifteen to twenty rolls. Let rise and double again. Bake in prreheated oven at 450° F.
Recipe courtesy of Laura’s maternal grandmother, Nana.