Friday, November 25, 2011
K - Don't freak out!!! Homemade rolls can be really easy to make with the right recipe...and I think this one is perfect! It's super easy, makes a ton and they taste fantastic!
1 cup water
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. salt
1 cup cold water
4 1/2 tsp. yeast
1/2 cup warm water
4 eggs, beaten
7 1/2 cups bread flour
butter for spreading on dough and on top of rolls when they are out of the oven
Bring the 1 cup of water to a boil. Add the butter, sugar and salt and remove from the heat. When butter is mostly melted, add the 1 cup of cold water. Let mixture come to room temperature.
In a separate bowl, Dissolve yeast in the 1/2 cup warm water.
Pour the first mixture into a counter top mixer and add the yeast mixture and beaten eggs. Mix briefly. Add flour and stir together well. It will seem like it is too sticky...but it's okay, I promise. Cover tightly (I put mine in a greased ice cream bucket) and store in fridge overnight.
When ready to roll out, divide the dough into 6 equal parts. On a lightly floured surface, roll each part into a circle and brush the circle with some melted butter. Cut into 8 pieces and roll into crescent shapes. Place on greased cookie sheets (24 to each sheet) and let rise for about 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 12-14 minutes. After a few minutes out of the oven, brush tops with melted butter. Makes 48 rolls. Store any leftover rolls in an airtight container or bag. So good!
The reason why I love this recipe and think it's easy is because of the refrigeration step...this step makes the dough sooo easy to work with. I hope you like them as much as we do!