Davis, NC Traditional Foods

Recipe for Davis Shore Rolls

2 cups of warm water
1/2 cup of oil-Wesson, Peanut or Mazola
2 packets of dry yeast
1/2 sugar
1 tbsp. Salt
7 cups plain flour (I use Gold Medal)

Mix all ingredients together thoroughly, with your hands and work it like you were scrubbing clothes on a wash board. Let it rise, in a greased bowl in a warm place until double in size. Make up into biscuits and let rise until double in size. Bake in greased pan (lard or Crisco) at 375 for 35 minutes. If you don't need to use all the dough, it will keep several days in the refrigerator. Makes 3 dozen rolls.

Source: Once Upon A Time: Stories of Davis, North Carolina by Mabel Murphy Piner, 1979; pp. 79.

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