Grandma's No-knead Yeast Rolls

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

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. :)

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.


Most Helpful

I must have done something wrong. they were a complete failure for me. Sounded good though lol

Hardryv November 19, 2010

Easy and delicious! I didn't roll these out; I wet my hands with water and formed them into balls by hand and put them in cake pans to bake. My family LOVED these. I will be making them again.

Violinistame February 03, 2008

These were so easy to make. Didn't take as long as I thought it would. I know wished I would of made a double batch. I will be making these again. My family loved them. My husband is telling me I have to make more tomorrow. Thanks for the great recipe.

4-H Mom January 05, 2008

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