Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Heavenly Dinner Rolls

Let me just start by saying my mom is the best cook in our family, she makes wonderful things, however, she never made yeast breads while we were growing up, so this instilled a fear in me and each of my sisters of yeast!  I finally over came my fear and started making yeast breads a couple years ago and believe me, it is much easier than you ever imagined, so if you too are afraid of yeast, put all your fears aside and try this recipe, you’ll fell like Suzy-homemaker for sure!  I’m still hoping to get my sisters on board as well!  Along the way you’ll find pictures included to walk you through the different steps.  These rolls are so succulent, hot from the oven, and when topped with this Honey Butter or this Raspberry Butter  you’ll be in heaven!  Even if you are not new to yeast, try these rolls, they are definitely one to have in the rotation!

These rolls are easily frozen for future use. Just toss the baked rolls into a plastic freezer bag and place in the freezer. When ready to use, thaw for a couple of hours, remove rolls from bag and place on baking tray, pop them into a preheated 325 degree oven for about 5 minutes.  They’re as good and fresh as the day you made them.

When making any kind of bread I almost always use some whole wheat.  This recipe is versatile in that you can use, some white, some wheat, or all of either.

If wanting to serve a larger gathering this recipe doubles well.  I use a Bosch mixer for all my bread making.  If you use a Kitchen Aid, don’t double the recipe, as it can’t handle the large amount of dough.  And if you have no mixer, I have heard of mixing by hand, but can’t fathom it, you are better than me if 
you do!

Heavenly Dinner Rolls
From: Back Pocket Creations
Time: 1 Hour 20 minutes
Yields: 2 dozen rolls
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1 C warm water (you want the temperature to feel like something you would shower in)
1 C warm milk
1/3 C Sugar
2 ½ t Dry active yeast
1/3 C Vegetable oil
½ T Salt
1 egg
2-2 ½   C Whole wheat flour (can use all white flour)
2-2 ½  C All purpose flour (can use all whole wheat flour or any mixture you want.)

Pour milk into a measuring cup and put in the microwave for 40 seconds. Let it sit in the microwave until you need it.

Pour warm water into your mixer, sprinkle yeast on top and then sprinkle sugar on top of that, no need to stir, just let it sit for about 5-10 minutes.  It will start to bubble a bit.
Before it bubbles

After it bubbles

Add milk and mix.  Mix in oil and egg.  Add two cups flour, mix and then add salt.  Add ½ C flour at a time, mixing well after each addition until the dough cleans itself off the sides of the bowl.  Don’t worry about exact measurements of flour, just keep adding until it cleans itself, once it does that, stop adding.  

Not quite clean

Let the dough knead for about 5 minutes. Then let the dough rise for 30 minutes right in the mixing bowl

Remove dough and divide it equally in three sections, if you don’t have a kitchen scale, just eyeball it, it doesn’t have to be exact.  Let the dough rest for 5 minutes. Spray a small circle of cooking spray directly on your counter top. Place one section of dough on top.  Roll it out into the best circle you can, about the size of a dinner plate.  

Using a pizza cutter, or a sharp knife cut the dough like a pizza into 8 sections.  

Take one section starting from the wide end tightly roll the dough up into a crescent shape.  

Place the roll on a greased cookie sheet and repeat with remaining sections.  

You should place the rolls 3 across and 8 down.  

Pre-heat your oven to 170 degrees and put you rolls in there to rise for about 15 minutes.  Watch them closely though, once the start to touch each other, they are finished rising.  Turn your oven up to 375 degrees and cook for about 12-17 minutes (this includes the time it takes for your oven to heat up).  They will be golden brown when finished.  Brush with melted butter and enjoy!

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1 comment:

  1. I couldn't decide whether to make the honey or raspberry butter so I made both, oh my gosh so good on the heavenly dinner rolls. Making these again for Easter.