Thursday, November 25, 2010

Delicious Sponge Rolls

This roll recipe is famous in the area where I live. I decided to try it this year for thanksgiving, and I LOVE it! The person this originated from is MIldred Gibbs, but I'm not sure if she is still alive.


2 C. Milk
1/3 cube margarine
1/4 C. sugar
1 cake, or 1 pkg. dry yeast
3 Tb warm water
6 to 6 1/4 C. flour
2 tsp. salt
2 eggs

Scald milk; pour over margarine. Add sugar and let cool to lukewarm. Add yeast to Warm water and let it dissolve, then add to milk mixture. Add 2 1/2 Cups flour, stir well and let rise until double in bulk, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Add salt and eggs, unbeaten, and stir well. Mix in 3 1/2 to 3 3/4 cups flour. It should be stiff enough to handle well. Brush oil over the top of the dough. Cover and let rise again until double in bulk. Put in pans in favorite shape. (I just made balls and put them close together on a jelly roll sheet) Let rise again and bake in 425-450 degree oven 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned on top.

This recipe may also be used to make delicious cinnamon rolls.