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Hot Rolls
From Nancy

In loving memory of my grandmother,Lettie Armstrong Glattli and her Hot Rolls Recipe
Lettie Armstrong Glattli. 
Born 1902 Marion County, Florida
Died 1996 Polk County, Florida

 Among other things, Lettie Armstrong Glattli worked in the "lunch room" at the elementary school in Davenport, Florida, where she prepared over 70 pans of hot rolls a day for many years. This is her adaptation of the hot roll recipe used at school, reduced for home baking to just 20 rolls. When she passed away at the age of 93, the pastor noted during her funeral service how much the community would miss her yeast rolls and homemade pies. She had lovingly shared gifts from her kitchen with the people of Davenport for over 60 years.

Hot Rolls

1 yeast package
1 1/8 warm water
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons fat
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour (about)
4 tablespoons dry milk
2 tablespoons melted butter

The original hot roll recipe only lists the ingredients and gives no directions for preparation; however, Lettie once dictated the following instructions: "Sprinkle sugar on yeast in a little warm water to help it rise. Let it sit. Mix dry ingredients. After yeast rises, mix all ingredients. Add small amount of warm water as needed and mix. Dough should be stiff. Grease bowl with bacon drippings, add dough, cover with dish towel and let rise. Dip hand in bacon drippings and punch dough down, then allow dough to rise again. Repeat this 1-3 times. Grease baking pans with bacon drippings and pinch off silver dollar size wads of dough. Arrange in pan and let rise, then bake at 400 about 12 to 15 minutes."

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