Grandma's No-knead Yeast Rolls

"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. :)"
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins
24 rolls


  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 12 cup lard or 1/2 cup shortening (my grandma uses lard, I use shortening. I like hers better)
  • 1 12 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package yeast


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

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  1. Hardryv
    I must have done something wrong. they were a complete failure for me. Sounded good though lol
  2. Violinistame
    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.
  3. 4-H Mom
    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. CrankyCook
    I never have been able to do the dough thing, but this one really worked. I did do a little mixing with the hands, but all in all, the rolls are wonderful. And I won't ask how many you eat at Christmas dinner. Thank you very much! Melody



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