There is some debate in my mother's family about where the roll recipe came from.  Frankly, I've forgotten who all
of the claimants are, but what I do know is that NO ONE made more of the darned things than my mother.  So as
far as I'm concerned, it's hers.

Until the year she turned 80, she spent a good part of the month of December baking loaves of bread from this
recipe to give to friends who came to her Christmas Night Open House.  She baked loaves of bread by the dozen
and rolls by the gross.  one of my favorite Christmas leftovers was putting whipped cream on a slice of her
home-made bread.


   1 cup shortening
   1 cup sugar (skimp)
1 1/2 tsp salt
   1 cup boiling water
   2 eggs (beaten)
   2 packages dry yeast
   1 cup warm water
   6 cups flour


1.  Dissolve sugar in boiling water, add shortening and salt

2.  In a separate pot, dissolve yeast in warm water, add beaten
     eggs and flour.

3.  Combine both pots and mix.

4.  Put in refrigerator overnight (although three hours is generally

5.  Knead, shape and bake at 425 degrees until browned.