Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Dinner Rolls

This year I am proud to say that I have mastered homemade rolls! I love my mom's recipe, but I can't seem to ever make them perfectly! I got this recipe from Sophia, and after a few tries have finally figured them out! They are buttery and perfect! Thanks Sophia! I stole the recipe from your blog ;).
Place in mixing bowl:
3 Tbsp. yeast
1/2 cup warm, but not hot, water
1/2 cup sugar, sprinkled evenly around the yeast and water.
Let this sit for 20 minute until the yeast has risen.
While the yeast is rising, heat up 2 cups of milk in the microwave for 2 minutes. As soon as you take it out add 1 stick of butter and let it melt inside the milk.
After your 20 minutes rising time,
Add to the mixing bowl:

2 eggs
2 Tbsp. salt
4 cups of flour

Pour the now warm milk over the flour, eggs, yeast mixture. Mix, adding more flour and kneading until the dough is light and moist. I add flour until the dough stops sticking to the sides of the bowl as it is mixed. I usually add about 7 cups of flour total, but it just depends on the day. Just add the flour till the dough isn't sitcking to the sides too much. I let it knead in my mixer for about 10 minutes, then let it sit for 30 in buttered bowl. (If you are in a hurry, you can rush the first rising by placing the dough into a well greased bowl and covering it with a damp cloth completely. Place it in the microwave on the lowest setting for ten minutes.) Then, form the rolls into balls or ropes or three little mini-balls placed together in well-buttered muffin tins. Make sure that the pan is lathered in butter. Let raise for 30 more minutes. Bake at 400° until the rolls are golden brown. (about 17 minutes.)


Jenni said...

Those rolls are beauties Hayley!! My goal this year is to learn to make bread/rolls. They look delish!

sophiacorbridge said...

WAY TO GO, HAYLEY!!! I'm impressed!


Melissa said...

Look at you miss homemaker!!! I love looking at your cooking blog, there's always something yummy being cooked up in your kitchen. Do I dare attempt homemade rolls? I admit, I am a Rhodes Rolls kind of girl!! But those look tasty!

Mitchell Family said...

Made these rolls tonight for dinner. They were good but nothing like the picture. They were not light and fluffy at all. They were just like those biscuits at KFC. No worries, those are delicious too. I guess I still have to master this recipe. I followed it exactly. Not sure what I did wrong.