Monday, January 11, 2016

It's time.... head back to the kitchen!  The holiday leftovers are all gone! :-)

Rugby, Tennessee is a settlement of some historical significance "off the beaten path."  It was established by English aristocracy for the second-born sons as the first-born sons were the heirs of the estate "back home."  Unfortunately, these second-born sons lacked the "know-how" of keeping the settlement going in good stead, and after some years, the effort was unsuccessful.  The village, however, has been "preserved," and there are special events that appeal to visitors scheduled during the year.  

The Harrow Road Cafe is an establishment that has been available for serving food when we have visited, the last time in 2005.  At that time, I jotted down a recipe for the rolls that were served with our order.  I simply call them "Harrow Road Cafe Rolls."

Ready for the oven.

Baked and ready to enjoy!

With a bit of butter....yum!

1 package yeast
2 cups lukewarm water
1 1/2 sticks melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg, well beaten
4 cups self-rising flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
- Dissolve yeast in warm water; stir.  
- Add butter to sugar in large bowl; then add the egg and the dissolved yeast.
- Add the flour and cornmeal gradually, stirring well.
- Spoon into a greased muffin tin.  Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
- Recipe makes 2 dozen.  Remaining batter may be covered and kept in the refrigerator for a day or so.

The Husband enjoyed these with a bit of honey!


  1. At first I thought it was cornbread muffins. Looks good

  2. Hmm, they look tasty !
    I remember sitting inside the church in Rugby, and thinking how difficult it would have been for those early settlers to have left their homeland, and to be faced with such challenges.

  3. I would like to try making those. they look like corn bread muffins. I bet they are yummy like you say. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Oh, I have no doubt that The Husband has enjoyed these, and I would also enjoy them! Thanks for the recipe! Have a marvelotastic Monday, Sister! Stay warm!!!

  5. Nellie, I laughed when I saw this...I just made some corn muffins today for our lunch. I honestly have never heard of yeast and cornmeal together. But sounds like a nice high roll.Looks tasty too. I use my cupcake papers when I make my corn muffins. Girl I am all about easy. :):) Hope you are staying warm, it was bitter cold here this morning. Now looks like we may get more snow . You would think it's winter. LOL. Blessings to you, stay warm, xoxo,Susie

  6. This looks amazing!! I bet they are incredible with honey!!

  7. With all the baking I do, I can honestly say I don't think I have ever combined yeast and cornbread. Ingenious. A must try for sure.

  8. Jiminy Cricket, those look good. Too bad I've forgotten how to cook. I think I dated a man whose family had a connection with Rugby. When I say dated, I mean we went out to lunch once.


  9. Oh I love these kinds of bake with lots of butter!

  10. They look so yummy, I am going to have to make these Nellie. I think they would be wonderful with honey too.

  11. Nellie, these yeast cornmeal rolls look divine. Maybe I'll make them tomorrow to serve with a pot of chili. ♥

  12. Nellie, these look sooooo delicious. The pictures make me hungry right now. I want one with butter like in that last picture - can you please squeeze one through the internet? ;)

    I hope you are having a fabulous day!
    Lots of love and hugs to you,

  13. Those look luscious, Nellie! I'd like one right now. Susan

  14. They look fantastic! Thanks for the recipe. I will have to try it.

  15. Sounds delicious Nellie goes with the history delicious also. Hug B

  16. Yummy yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe! xo

  17. Those look delicious and I love the idea of a touch of honey.

  18. Oh, they do look good............