Walking the Fence Line
Bonnie Bird

Aunt Martha's Rolls

Posted Monday, August 6, 2012, at 8:59 PM
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  • Yum. Thank you. I bet these would be even more wonderful with some bacon (kosher of course--haha) added to them. I do bake and will let you know how they turn out. Thank you for sharing:)

    -- Posted by OpinionMissy on Tue, Aug 7, 2012, at 10:04 AM
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    Sounds great! Suddenly I have a craving for buns


    -- Posted by jessiemiller on Tue, Aug 7, 2012, at 10:13 AM
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    My Mom grew up on her grandfather's ranch in Colorado in the 1920s and 30s and was cooking for ranch crews by age 7. One of her specialties was dinner rolls. They were a "given" for her contribution to most holiday or family get togethers.

    But every so often, she would turn out a batch she referred to as "sinkers". Though the flavor was always just as good, these batches would rise quite as much as normal during baking were just plain heavy and dense. I don't know that she ever figured out why, but she would just whip up another batch, always in the nick of time.

    Oh what I'd give for a batch of even the heavy ones, fresh from the oven with plenty of butter!

    -- Posted by wh67 on Tue, Aug 7, 2012, at 10:51 AM
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    Oh yeah, and a pot of butter beans and ham hocks to dunk them in!!!

    -- Posted by wh67 on Tue, Aug 7, 2012, at 10:52 AM
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    oops -

    "WOULDN'T rise quite as much as normal during baking AND were just plain heavy and dense"

    -- Posted by wh67 on Tue, Aug 7, 2012, at 10:56 AM
  • I can remember my first batch of baking powder biscuits. I didn't know that you were not supposed to roll the dough out. Tough and Hard!

    Another batch slid right off of the cookie sheet. Mom just scooped them up and no one was the wiser.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Tue, Aug 7, 2012, at 11:20 AM
  • I hope it turns out for everyone. Like I said it was just on an envelope.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Tue, Aug 7, 2012, at 8:53 PM
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    Hope the tbsp of potato flakes is not a must have ingredient, last I knew you can't buy flakes anymore, everyone has turned the instant potatoes into a powder now instead of flakes


    -- Posted by Eagle_eye on Wed, Aug 8, 2012, at 4:07 PM
  • I think Instant Potatoes work fine. I use them in cookies.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Wed, Aug 8, 2012, at 4:39 PM
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    I think it would be worth a try with today's instant potatoes. It really does make a distinct flavor difference. Or at least it did.

    -- Posted by wh67 on Wed, Aug 8, 2012, at 9:50 PM
  • I have always used mashed potatoes to make potato biscuits. It's been a few years since I made them, got the recipe from a Dear Friend who died several years ago.

    She went to the church Zook goes to, her husband still goes there.

    She used to make them to go along with her pork chops covered in Mushroom Gravy with a side of Green Beans covered in the gravy too. Delicious!!

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Wed, Aug 8, 2012, at 10:08 PM
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