Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | March 22, 2020

Cecelia’s Rolls are AMAZING!

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Wish I could post this as a scratch ‘n sniff.  Oh my, I’ve had one of Cecelia’s rolls, warm out of the oven and they are delightful.

With bread in short supply I had a visit with Cecelia Borland,  everyone’s “favorite neighbor”.  I just knew she would share some easy recipes she uses up here, a mile nearer heaven.  She does mention that it makes two dozen so you might even have extra to share with a neighbor.  Such bliss…

From: Cecelia
Subject: Easy Dinner Rolls

I make this recipe quite frequently and it is always well received at the dinner table. If you don’t want this big batch of (about) 2 dozen, you can freeze half the rolls unbaked for a week or two. You can also refrigerate half the dough for several days in a ziplock bag; squeeze out the air.

Happy Baking!


Easy Dinner Rolls

Scald and cool: 1 C Buttermilk (or regular milk with a Tbsp vinegar added), ¼ C Butter, ¼ C Sugar, 2 tsp Salt

In a lg bowl combine and let foam: ½ C Warm Water 2 Tbsp Dry Yeast ½ tsp Sugar

Add milk mixture to yeast and add: 2 C Unbleached Flour ( I use Bread Flour)

Stir to combine well and add: 2 beaten eggs

Stir to combine well and add: 2 or 3 more cups of flour ( Sometimes I substitute a cup of whole wheat flour for one of the cups of white flour)

Combine well to form soft dough and knead for a couple of minutes, sprinkling the kneading surface lightly with flour as necessary to prevent sticking.

Let the dough rest while you wash our the bowl with hot soapy water and grease it lightly. Return the dough to the greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap or a dishtowel and let rise in a warm place until double.

Punch down the dough; knead it a couple more minutes and let rest again while you line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment (or just grease it).

Make golf ball sized rolls and place on cookie sheet about half an inch apart. Depending on how much flour you’ve added you may need a 2nd cookie sheet. Let rise again until double.

Bake 15 to 20 min @ 350 


  1. Cecelia Boreland is one of the best things about Palomar! I miss her so much. Can’t wait to try her recipe.

  2. Remember the CDC syas eggs kill 100,000 americans every year. Sugar is very harmful. See “146 ways sugar can ruin your health.”

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