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Delicious Hot Rolls

According to great- great- grandma Nellie's journal, this is a "new way" of making hot rolls. Perhaps it is because the recipe calls for dates in the rolls? In any case, they're delicious! So let's turn to page 35 (the only blue ink in her table of contents...) and get to baking!

*Ingredient that you can find at your Illinois Farmers Market


2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons sugar

2 tablespoons melted shortening

2 egg yolks*

3/4 cup milk

3 tablespoons butter, softened

6 dates, pits removed and cut into halves


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Mix and sift the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.

  • In a separate bowl, gently beat the egg yolks with a fork. Then add the milk. Then add this mixture to the melted shortening. Stir.

  • Roll and cut out.

  • Spread with the softened butter and place one half date in center of each.

  • Fold over and make on an oven glass platter, rubbed with shortening.

  • Bake for 20 minutes.

  • Serve at the table on the same glass platter!

Serving size: 12 rolls

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