Thursday, July 14

BAKE IT: Dinner rolls

Okay, who doesn't love bread with dinner? I could probably live off of bread, it always brings a smile to my taste buds. Bread is a great addition to any meal with a gravy or sauce that may need to be scooped up from the plate. It also is a great accompaniment to soup. 

I usually bake bread once a week, but only recently did I start making dinner rolls. They bake up nice and fluffy, have a great golden outside with a warm soft inside, and go from ingredients to table in under 2 hours! 

This will make 12 rolls
Full time: 2 hours

The needs-

1 egg
2 1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup granulated sugar
6 tbsp milk
6 tbsp water
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast, or 1 package
1/2 tsp salt

For baking: 2 tbsp butter, melted

The know-

In a sauce pan over medium heat combine, water, milk, sugar, salt and bring to 115 degrees, remove from heat

Pour yeast over top and let sit for 10 minutes
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 after photo 

Add in eggs and whisk to full incorporate

In a large mixing bowl place flour, make a divot in the middle of the flour 

Slowly pour in sauce pan mixture, DO NOT MIX, cover with cling film and let sit for 30 minutes

before photo

 after photo

Add in melted butter and mix well, if the mixture feels sticky add in small amounts of flour. Knead lightly 5 times and recover for 30 minutes

While this rises, lightly grease and flour a baking sheet

Shape dough into 12 even balls and place on baking sheet
Cover with tea towel and rise for 30 minutes

Preheat oven to 400

Bake rolls for 10 minutes

Rotate tray 180, brush rolls with baking melted butter and bake an additional 5-10 minutes until done
Remove from oven and let set 5 minutes before serving.