Gratitude For My Grandmother

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s a great time to reflect on everything we have to be grateful for. This season, my thoughts have especially turned to my grandmother. She is an amazing woman who has taught me a lot about showing love, persevering through trials, and having a good work ethic.

Not only has she taught me a lot about life, but she’s also taught me extensively about cooking. This easy homemade roll recipe of hers is as reliable as her example. When you try it, I’m positive you too will be sending grateful thoughts to my grandmother.rolls picture

Never-Fail Rolls

3/4 cup milk, scalded                     1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup sugar                                 3 eggs, well-beaten
1/2 cup butter                                  4 1/2 cup flour
2 T yeast                                         1 tsp salt

  1. Pour hot milk over butter and sugar and cool to lukewarm.
  2. Soften yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Add to milk. Add eggs.
  3. Beat in dry ingredients. Beat well. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight (or let it rise until double).
  4. Roll out and let rise until double.  Bake at 375–400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10–15 min.  It makes about 3 dozen.

My grandma rolls the dough into two circles about 12″ in diameter and cuts each into 16 wedges. If you choose to as well, roll the pieces from the wide edge to the point to make crescents. Place on baking sheet with point down and brush with butter on top.

—Lynn Crandall, Editor, Stance