Thursday, April 26, 2012

Buttery Dinner Rolls

These are some really good, moist dinner rolls. This recipe makes 4 dozen rolls. Perfect for a large crowd. They freeze great, too so you can make a batch and have warm rolls for later. I love it.

Recipe from: How Does She

1 1/2 cups of milk
3/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon Sugar
1 egg
1 Tablespoon salt
2 Tablespoons yeast
2 cups of warm water
about 9-10 cups of all purpose flour
at least 1 cup of butter

To start out: Scald 1 1/2 cups of milk, 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup of butter, in a microwave safe bowl, for about 2 minutes. Cutting the butter into pieces helps it melt faster. There will probably be some little cubes of butter still floating in the hot mixture, they will melt.
We are going to add yeast to this hot mixture, but it will be too hot to just dump the yeast straight in (it would kill it!). To cool it down stir in 1-2 cups of flour, then add 1 egg and 1 Tablespoon of salt, and leave it to cool for a couple of minutes. Meanwhile, in a measuring cup dissolve 2 Tablespoons of yeast in 2 cups of warm water and 1 Tablespoon of sugar. Let it sit for a couple of minutes until it is bubbly.

Make sure your milk mixture is just warm, not boiling and add the yeast mixture!

Gradually stir in 9-10 cups of flour (counting the flour you have already added to cool it earlier).
At the end the dough will be dense and sticky. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Leave it in a warm place and let it raise 1 hour or until doubled.
When your dough is close to raising completely, butter 2 cookie sheets and set them aside.
Cover your working space with flour to prevent the dough from sticking. Dump your dough out and divide it into 4 balls.
Using one ball of dough at a time: roll the dough into a circle on a floured counter. Once it is rolled out spread the top with butter from edge to edge. You will use about 2-4 Tablespoons per circle of dough. Cut dough into 12 equal triangles, roll them up and place on a cookie sheet.
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Place the pans of rolls in a warm place (on top of the oven if possible) to let them rise. Once they are touching and full in size, cook (one pan at a time) in the oven ’till they are golden brown. About 10 – 15 minutes.
While they are still hot and fresh out of the oven run a stick of butter over the tops of the rolls for a delicious buttery glaze.
We sometimes make 12 of these rolls into cinnamon rolls by sprinkling some cinnamon and sugar on the butter and them glazing with some frosting after they are baked. They are really good, too!

1 comment:

  1. These are incredibly cute! I LOVE dinner rolls, but I have never made them homemade... I have no excuse, this looks delicious!