Monday, January 28, 2013

Delicious Dinner Rolls

I found these rolls on pinterest and decided to finally give them a try. to say that they were to die for would be an understatement. So moist and fluffy. 

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

1. Scald 1 1/2 cups of milk, 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup of butter, in a LARGE (so you can fit all your flour) 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).
2. Stir in 1-2 cups of flour, then add 1 egg and 1 Tablespoon of salt to the milk mixture, and leave it to cool for a couple of minutes. 
3. 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.
4. Make sure your milk mixture is just warm, not boiling. Once the milk mixture is just warm, add the yeast mixture.
5. Using a fork or wooden spoon, gradually stir in 9-10 cups of flour (counting the flour you have already added to the milk mixture earlier). I would recommend only adding 2 cups at time and stirring in between (these rolls turn out so much better when they are mixed by hand). At the end the dough will be dense and sticky, and may be hard to stir, you can use your hands to incorporate the rest of the flour if needed. Be sure not to add too much flour. Then smooth the dough out and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Leave it in a warm place and let it raise.
6. When your dough is close to raising completely, butter 2 cookie sheets and set them aside.
7. Cover your working space with flour to prevent the dough from sticking. Dump your dough out and divide it into 4 balls. 
8. 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 Tablespoons per circle of dough).
9. Cut the dough into quarters using a pizza cutter. Then cut each quarter into 3 pieces. You should end up with 12 triangles from each circle of dough. Roll each triangle up starting with the wide end of the triangle. 
10. Tuck the tail of the triangle under the roll and place it on the buttered cookie sheet. You will make 3 rows, with 8rolls per row. This will give you 24 rolls per pan. Two balls of dough will fill 1 pan. You will get a total of 48 rolls.
11. 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, It may take longer depending on how hot your oven cooks. Keep a close eye on your first pan to get the right time for the second.
12. 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.


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