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!

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!