Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mom's Famous Rolls!

Growing up it seemed like my mom's rolls were always the big hit at our meals. We couldn't wait for them to get out of the oven so we could sneak one before dinner! I hope you enjoy them as much as my family has.

In a small bowl combine 1/3 C warm water, 1 TBS yeast and 1 tsp. sugar. Stir and set aside.

In another microwavable bowl combine 1 C milk, 2 TBS butter, 2 TBS sugar and 1 tsp salt. Microwave for one minute or until butter melts. Set aside to cool.

In another small bowl whip 1 egg. Add a small amount of the milk mixture to the egg to temper it. Then add the egg mixture to the rest of the milk mixture. Pour your egg and milk mixture into your mixing bowl. Then add your yeast mixture and stir until incorporated. Next add 31/2 C flour. Mix the dough until it it looks smooth and satiny. (This step is very important in your final outcome. It will take a few minutes). Cover and let dough raise for one hour.

After the dough has risen, divide dough into 3 balls. Roll out each ball into and 8 inch circle and cut into 6 pizza slices.

Then take each pizza slice and roll from the "crust" in forming a crescent shaped roll. Once done you will have 18 rolls that fit perfectly on one cookie sheet.

Brush each roll lightly with melted butter and cover with plastic wrap slightly sprayed with cooking spray. Let rise for one hour or until doubled. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Once out of the oven, rub then over with a little more butter. YUM!

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