Homemade Hot Rolls

40 mins (prep 20, cooking 20)
7 ingredients
24 servings
We have a small close-knit community, so when someone dies, the women get together and prepare dinner for the family. I had taken food to one of these dinners, and helped served. I was lucky enough to get in line before the hot rolls were all gone. They were DELICIOUS! I asked who made them, and found out it was a woman by the name of Alice Ash. I asked her for the recipe, but she didn't have the recipe with her. A few days later, I received the recipe from my mom, who'd gotten it from her neighbor. Alice had given it to the neighbor, to give to my mom, to give to me! That's small town networking!

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  • 2 (1/4 ounce) dry yeast
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 1/2 cups well sifted flour (sift an additional 2 cups or so to knead with when ready to place in pan)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 tablespoons soft shortening


Serving Size (25.51 g)
Servings 24
Amount per Serving
Calories 31.33 Calories from Fat 22.14
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.46g 90.99%
Saturated Fat 0.62g 73.89%
Trans Fat 0.32g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 194.7mg 194.7%
Total Carbohydrate 2.46g 19.72%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 2.46 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.76mg% Iron 0.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dry yeast, sifted flour, soft