Thursday, October 16, 2008

Delicious rolls

Out of This World Rolls
This is a family recipe that I got from my mother-in-law and she got from hers. If I find out the recipe is a family secret, I'll have to take it off the blog so copy it down quick! ;) You need a pretty heavy-duty mixer to make these. I use a KitchenAid and my mother-in-law actually makes them in her Cuisinart food processor with the chopping blade. If you have a light-duty mixer it might overload the motor before the dough is mixed enough. Just mix it until the dough starts to form and then add the rest of the flour and knead by hand.

2 pkg yeast (4 1/2 tsp.)
2 cups warm water, divided
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp sugar
1/2 cups butter
2 eggs
1 tbsp salt
4 1/2 cups flour

Dissolve yeast in 1 cup warm water and 1 tbsp sugar. Set aside.
Cream butter, 1/2 cup sugar
Mix eggs with creamed butter/sugar
Add 1 cup of very hot water, blend
Add yeast mixture (yeast should have bloomed and made the water all foamy and thick)
Add 2 cups of flour. Mix until well combined. The mixture should look smooth and slightly elastic.
Add approximately 2 1/2 cups more flour to make a dough. The dough should just barely not stick to your dry fingers if you poke at it. If you knead it, your hands will have to be dry and well-floured.

Turn dough into a greased bowl, spray the top with cooking spray and cover with a towel. Let rise for 10-20 minutes, until double in size. Divide the dough in half. Turn out onto a floured surface, roll into a 14-16" circle. Spread softened butter across the surface (about 2 tbsp) and cut into 12 sections (like a pizza). Roll from the outside inward to form a crescent roll shape. Arrange onto a large baking sheet. Repeat with the other half of the dough. This recipe should completely fill a large cookie sheet with rolls.

Cover rolls with a clean kitchen towel and let rise for another 20 minutes, they should get big and puffy. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes until very brown on top and they sound hollow when you tap them. Immediately take a stick of butter and melt some down each hot roll. Serve warm.


Sudar Clan said...

Thanks for the recipe.

Unknown said...

These were really good! I'm going to make the Bisque and rolls for dinner soon- very delicious!

Kelsey said...

Now I'm the one drooling on my keyboard! I will be making these tomorrow. YUM! I saved two from cooking club and had them for breakfast the next morning. Can't wait!

Carrie said...

Thanks for sharing, I'm looking forward to trying this.