I love fresh, homemade rolls right out of the oven, don't you? Today, my niece asked me for my roll recipe - so I thought I would share it with everyone! I really should not be eating too many rolls, but, once in a while won't hurt anyone . . . one of life's little pleasures!
1-1/2 cups water 1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbls. yeast 1-1/4 cup warm milk
1/2 cup butter 1 Tbls. salt
3 eggs, slightly beaten 7-9 cups flour
Combine water, sugar and yeast. Mix to dissolve; set aside. Heat milk and butter just until it is warm enough to soften and melt the butter (I like to cut mine in cubes). When the milk mixture is cool enough, mix together with the yeast mixture, add salt, eggs and flour. Mix until you have a very soft, yet workable dough - don't put in too much flour - start with just a few cups, then add as needed. You want the dough to be just a little bit sticky, but firm enough to hold it's shape. With this recipe you don't need to knead it too much. Rub a little olive oil onto the dough, cover and let rise until double (I let mine rise twice). Punch down, shape as desired using a tiny bit of oil on your hands, just so it does not stick. Let rise until double. Bake at 375 degrees between 12-18 minutes, depending on your oven. Don't over bake - bake until the top just starts to turn golden brown. Brush with melted butter when they come out of the oven and enjoy!
Many Rolly Poly Hugs,