An American Family History


from Aunt Pit's Recipe Box

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Raised Rolls - Very Fine


from Florence Southall

  Florence Virginia Leatherbury was born in 1887 in Virginia. She married Hafford Casson Southall.  

1 cup flour
1 cup mashed boiled potates
1/2 cup lard
1 cup milk & spud water mixed
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup sugar
salt to taste
1 cup compressed yeast dissolved in 1/2 cup luke warm water

Mix flour, lard, potatoes, sugar, salt and egg- then milk - then yeast.

Set aside to rise for 2 hours

Make into a soft dough by adding 5 or 6 cups of flour and set to rise again 2 hrs.

When raised, shape in rolls, put 2 small pies of dough in muffin tins

let rise 1/2 hour & bake about 1/2 hr


Taste and health benefits of Butter, Shortening (Crisco/Spry), and Lard are still hotly debated. Aunt Pit wasn't afraid of any of them.



Colonial Maryland
Colonial New England
Colonial Virginia & West Virginia
Quakers & Mennonites
New Jersey Baptists
German Lutherans
Watauga Settlement
Pennsylvania Pioneers
Midwest Pioneers
Jewish Immigrants

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