Monday, February 1, 2010

Yummy Rolls ~ by Kelsey

These rolls are very simple, and very yummy.  I make them frequently.  This recipe only makes about 12 rolls, so you may want to double it.  It takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete them.

3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
5 teaspoons active dry yeast
5 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, melted

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, warm milk, water, sugar, and salt.  Remove from heat and mix in the eggs and yeast.  I think it is important to only WARM the milk mixture slightly before you put the eggs and yeast in, otherwise you will cook the eggs and kill the yeast.  But, I'm no cooking expert, so who knows.  Anyway, measure the flour into a large bowl (I use my KitchenAid mixing bowl).  Make a well in the flour, and pour milk mixture into it.  Do not stir.  Cover with a tight lid or saranwrap (make sure it is tight).  I also put a dishtowel over the top.  Find a patch of Eastern Oregon sunshine out-of-reach to your children, and let it rise for 20-30 minutes.
Pour melted butter into flour and mix well.  This is where I use my KitchenAid.  Add more flour if it's too sticky, which it is.  I usually add at least an additional 1/2 cup.  Knead lightly in the bowl.  Cover, rise again for 20-30 minutes.  Shape the dough into rolls, and place in greased baking dish.  Let rise again for 20-30 minutes.  Bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes or until done.  I like mine slightly under-done.

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