Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sunday Dinner Rolls

A good friend of ours had a baby, and as I can not give her rest I can give her the gift of a delightful meal!

My aunt Jenny makes these and they are so light I LOVE THEM! I grew up on the traditional lion house roll, don't get me wrong it is delicious. But these are lighter!

I thought Sunday dinner...
Heres the menu

Roast (not you mama's old fashioned roast. I know what you are thinking "I LOVE MY MOMS ROAST." But just trust me and try this one.)
Potatoes and carrots
Homemade strawberry jam
Salad (berry)
Brownie sandwiches (Ya I finally decided on this wonderful creation! Took a bit.)

I'll post all recipes for all dishes but lets start w the rolls, shall we.

Out of this world rolls

2 pkgs. dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
3 eggs well beaten
4 1/2 cups white flour
1 cup warm water
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. salt

Soften Yeast (2 pkgs. or 2 tbls.) in 1/4 cup warm water.

Note: Warm water is warm to your hand not HOT. Hotter then 85 degrees F will kill the yeast.
Set aside.

Combine shortening, sugar and salt in mixing bowl. Mix, add well beaten eggs. Add water. With dough hook attached slowly incorporate 2 cups flour, making mixture moist and elastic. Add wet yeast mixture. Beat to develop gluten, let mixer run a couple minutes. Add the rest of the flour.

Note:You may have to add a lil more or less flour. All flours have a different absorption rate.

Continue mixing until dough pulls away from sides of bowl and forms a ball around the hook. Knead on floured surface for 3 minutes. Shape dough into ball and put in a well oiled bowl. Cover with a damp rag and let rise until doubled 1-2 hours.

Once risen punch dough and let rest 5 minutes. Butter or spray pans.

Roll out on floured surface till dough is 1/4 inch thick.

Shape I cut mine with a circle and fold in half applying pressure with one finger. Let rise and double again (1-2 hours.)

Bake at 350 for 8 minutes. I turn mine at 4 minutes to promote even baking. They are done when they are lightly browned. Do not over bake.

Makes about 36 small rolls

Serve with butter and all your fav fixins.

with home baked love


Megan B said...


The rolls look divine!

But what I'm really interested in is the brownie sandwiches. Do share.

Kelly said...

Summer...the meal was fantastic!! Loved every bit of it!!

Season said...

Those rolls are the best! I made them for Thanksgiving for the first time and they were delicious.