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Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Yeast Rolls

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This recipe is one of our family traditions. We don’t know how old it is, but it is at least Depression Era (no milk, no eggs). It was handed down from my Grandma Pearl Nash. She never wrote down the recipe, always measured by memory and her hands. She developed breast cancer in the early 60’s and shortly before she died. My Daddy asked her to measure out all the ingredients so the recipe would not be lost. He carried her into the kitchen, where she carefully placed the ingredients on newsprint paper. My mama (who my kids called Tutu) shifted the ingredients into measuring cups and spoons to record the amounts.


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cups mango – peeled, seeded, and cubed


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Beat eggs, cream, and butter until smooth in another large bowl. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture until batter is moistened. Fold mango into batter until just combined. Evenly divide batter into prepared muffin cups.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 25 minutes.

Preparation time: 30 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 2 hrs 40 mins
Servings: 24 – Yield: 2 dozen rolls



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