Friday, November 25, 2011

Homemade Rolls...

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!

Homemade Rolls:

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!

1 comment:

Brooke said...

mmmm Looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing, I will let you know how mine turn out ;)