This blog is a forum to share the many hundreds of recipes that Bessie Jones Taylor collected in her 90 years. Ideally, this will also be a site to share our memories of her and Stickney and add suggestions and comments about the recipes themselves. All are welcome to participate!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Yeast Rolls, cont.

I actually made the yeast rolls! They were not as good as Grandma's, but I learned that they taste better the more melted butter you spread on them (shocker!). I made a few adjustments: instead of lard, I used vegetable shortening and I ran out of white flour and put about half wheat flour instead (which made them turn out a tad bit dry). Bessie's recipe is quite large and there was certainly enough dough for me to put in the "ice box" for next time. In the end, though, we had a nice smelling house and some lovely cheddar/ham rolls for dinner!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Potato Spice Bread

Here's a recipe to warm you this winter, I think it will taste especially good with the whipping cream! Did anyone try the yeast rolls yet? Me neither, but I aspire to.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

Dear family and friends,

What better time to "soft launch" our website dedicated to the Taylor matriarch than this day of family togetherness! Merry Christmas and may this year be full of yeast rolls, jello salads, and elegant moments of hospitality!

For the first blog entry, we're uploading Mildred Pointer's recipe for yeast rolls. I fondly remember the smell of these rolls, although I don't know how to get a hold of some lard (another recipe used margarine instead), I can't wait to fill my own home with that aroma!

For the baking instructions, I turned to another online recipe for these instructions:
Make walnut size balls of dough. Place about 2 inches apart in well-buttered 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 30-45 minutes. Brush top of rolls with margarine while hot.

Please share how this recipe worked for you and enjoy some photos of Christmases past!