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Grandma's No-knead Yeast Rolls

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“These are wonderful rolls, especially when you slather them with butter. Even I can make these and I don't consider making bread as one of my specialities. My aunt and I compete at Christmas dinner to see who can eat the most. I'm not revealing my record. :)”
1hr 30mins
24 rolls

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 12 cup lard or 12 cup shortening (my grandma uses lard, I use shortening. I like hers better)
  • 1 12 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package yeast


  1. Dissolve yeast in the lukewarm water.
  2. Sift together flour, salt and sugar.
  3. Cut in lard.
  4. Add yeast and water.
  5. Mix until well blended and keep mixing until dough forms elastic strands.
  6. Place dough in a greased bowl.
  7. Cover and allow to rise 30 minutes.
  8. Place dough on a floured board, smooth gently with your hands and roll out to desired thickness.
  9. Cut out (and shape, if desired. I usually cut them out with a drinking glass then fold the dough in half.).
  10. Place rolls in a greased pan.
  11. Cover and allow to rise in a warm place for 45 minutes.
  12. Brush with butter and bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.

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