There is an unwritten rule in our house – that the oven is not turned on when it is hot outside. I had to make an exception today because I have been craving these fluffy, soft, rolls and I was afraid that if I did not make them now I might not get to make them until September or October. Plus, since I made the rule I feel like I can break it, right?
My family has been making these Cornmeal Rolls for almost two decades. The source of the recipe is unknown, but I believe it came from Taste of Home. I decided to make them with whole wheat flour so I included 1 ½ c. whole wheat flour and 2 ½ c. white flour instead of the usual 4 c. white flour. They are still very good, and I will make them like this again.
1/3 c. cornmeal
½ c. sugar
2 t. salt
½ c. shortening (oil)
2 c. milk
1 pkg. or 1 T. active dry yeast
¼ c. warm water (110 – 120 degrees)
2 beaten eggs
4 c. flour
Cook cornmeal, sugar, salt, oil and milk in microwave or saucepan until thick (like cooked cereal). Cool to 110-120 degrees.