Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Dinner Rolls

We had these the other night for dinner, and I think they are my favorite rolls now! Suzy-this is one of the best bites recipes that isn't on the blog.

  • 2 c whole milk

  • 1/2 c plus 1 tbs sugar, divided

  • 1/2 c butter

  • 2 tsp salt 2 package (4 1/2 tsp) yeast

  • 2/3 c warm water

  • 8-9 c flour

  • 3 beaten eggs

  • Combine milk, 1/2 cup sugar, butter, and salt in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat until butter melts.

  • Remove from heat, allow to cool to luke warm. I usually rub some ice cubes along the side of the pan, or pop the entire pan into the sink full of ice cubes to cool the mixture faster. This step is really important because if the mixture is too hot, it will kill the yeast.

  • While the milk mixture is cooling, disolve the yeast and 1 tbs sugar in warm water. Let stand about 10 minutes. If yeast hasn't bubbled, repeat this step with new yeast.

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine 3 c flour and milk mixture. Beat on low for 30 seconds scraping sides of bowl constantly. Add yeast mixture and beat on high for 3 minutes. Add beaten eggs.

  • Stir in as much of the remaining flour as needed to make a soft dough. This dough should be very soft. It will be coming away from the side of the bowl, but it will stick to your finger when you touch it. Don't worry it will firm up during the rising process.

  • Place bowl in warm place and cover with a towel. Allow to rise 1 hour.

  • Punch down dough, lightly flour your work surface and turn dough out onto surface. Divide in half. Spray two 9X13 inch glass pans with cooking spray. Roll first portion of dough into a rectangle. Cut into 12 equal size pieces. This dough should be very easy to work with, almost like playdough. Shape each piece into a ball and place into prepared pan. Repeat with remaining dough into second pan.

  • Cover with a clean cloth and allow to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes. When dough has 15-20 minutes to go, preheat oven to 375. Bake 15-18 minutes, or until golden brown.

1 comment:

Kevin and Wendy said...

I second this recipe! I made them on Sunday and they are a keeper for sure! I loved that they were a bit on the sweet side too - reminded me just a bit of hawaiian rolls, but not quite that sweet. And the recipe is very forgiving too - I was distracted and missed a couple of things that I later had to add in at the end, and the recipe still turned out perfectly!