Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tasty Tuesday: Nannie's Rolls

Well, it's Tasty Tuesday yet again and I not only have another wonderful story to share, but also another of Nannie's recipes!

"Roll" (snicker) on over to Balancing Beauty and Bedlam to share your own food filled memories, too!

This week brings to mind, with Spring and all, those crisp Sunday afternoons after church when we would all meet at Nannie and Papa's house for lunch. Most of the time Nannie had sandwiches or something easy to fix, but sometimes she'd go all out. And on those days we might have her homemade dinner rolls.

Now these rolls weren't just reserved for Sundays (THANK THE LORD!). We could have had them anytime during the week, but the memory that stands out the most is these springy Sundays.

Nannie and Papa lived not even a block from the church so we would walk home after the service. Nannie would immediately hop out of her church attire and into her housecoat (kinda like a little moo-moo only cuter) and her slippers. Now you gotta picture this...Nannie was all of about 100 lbs and maybe 4 ft 5 in. So she was a little itty bitty woman. Her hair and make-up would be to a T! She'd even still be wearing her hose. All this paired with that flowered coverall- it was just too cute for words. And she'd be shooing all of us out of the kitchen so she could get the food done. Only my momma was allowed in there because she could help, but she still had to stay out of Nannie's way.

I'm exactly like that now in my own kitchen and again, my momma is the only one allowed in it with me!

It would come time for us to eat and Nannie would holler, "Come on!" I'd grab Papa's hand and say, "come on, Papa". And his response would always be, " where we goin'?"

This was our routine.

Then we would sit down and Papa would share the blessing with us so we could dig in. On the days we had these rolls, they were the first things on our plates, already buttered and a bite taken before anything else had been touched.

They are that good.

Once again, these recipes that I share have brought joy beyond words to me and my family for years and years. I hope they bring just as much to yours as well.

Nannie's Rolls

2 cups luke warm water

1 pkg. dry yeast

1 tbsp salt

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 sup oil

1 egg beaten

7 cups plain sifted flour

Combine water, yeast, sugar then stir. Then add salt, oil and egg. Slowly add flour to mixture and then work with hands until all is moist. Let rise double- work again and place in fridge overnight (cover w/ wrap). The next morning re-work dough and make into rolls. Let rise double then bake at 350 degrees until golden brown.



mrred said...

Love this blog I'll be back when I have more time.

Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

i'm so glad that I "rolled" on over here for another one of Nannie's recipes. SHE ROCKS! :) How fun that you are preserving her memory this way. It's amazing how food can do that, isn't it?

Kelli said...

Thanks! And yes, Nannie did and still does rock! She left me with so much, the least I can do is pass on her recipes and Nannie-isms! Check out the other recipes under Tasty Tuesday for a couple more of her culinary masterpieces=)!

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[...] olives and relishes.  Past the sink we got our drinks and then on the stove were her biscuits or rolls.  It was a nice little arrangement.  Once we had our plates, the adults all sat in the kitchen [...]