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Grandma Wil's Yeast Rolls

From the kitchen of Jodie Cottrell
A few years ago, Jodie Cottrell came to a church meeting with her homemade rolls that needed to rise and bake before another event she was attending later that day. The rolls smelled heavenly and she told us they were her grandma Wil's (Wilma Earls) recipe. 


  • 1 pkg rapid rise yeast
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 egg
  • 7 cups flour
  • 3 tbsp oil


  • Dissolve yeast in 2 cups lukewarm water.
  • Stir in sugar, salt and beaten egg.
  • Mix in 4 cups of the flour, add the 3 tbsp. oiland mix well.
  • Mix in remaining flour.
  • Set dough aside in greased bowl, cover and let rise until double in size.
  • Punch down and make into rolls about thesize of small walnut.
  • Let rise until double in size.
  • Bake 350° for 15‐18 minutes until golden brown.


As a small girl, I always watched Grandma cook and as I got older, she began to show me her tricks! The yeast rolls were always a special treat at holidays and birthdays! Grandma always made the rolls! When she had her stroke, I was blessed to be able to continue that tradition. I have now become the family hot roll maker, and I am passing that skill to my daughters to continue baking!