Recipe by Caryn Caldwell
A delicious roll that is easy to prepare but looks impressive--and beautiful! Please note: Preparation includes all but baking time. Actual hands-on work is approximately 1/2 hour divided over that time.
Top Review by Chef TanyaW
Yay! I found my exact recipe, which I was almost ready to submit under the title "Sister Challis's Rolls". These are DELICIOUS! I make them just like the poster, except I cook mine at 375 for about 11 minutes.. For health benefits, I usually sub whole wheat flour for 1/3-1/2 the flour (freshly milled in a wheat grinder which is sooooo much better than purchasing pre-milled whole wheat which tends to produce a dense, awful final product). Be careful not to overcook!
- 1 tablespoon dried yeast
- 1⁄4 cup water (110 degrees Fahrenheit)
- 1⁄2 cup butter (1 stick) or 1⁄2 cup margarine (1 stick)
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 4 1⁄2 cups flour (may need slightly more or less depending on humidity)
- 2 -4 tablespoons melted butter, for brushing on dough
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine yeast and water. Let stand five minutes until it foams.
- Melt butter in saucepan. As soon as melted, add milk & remove from heat.
- Beat eggs with wire whisk or wooden spoon in large bowl. Add sugar & salt.
- Add butter/milk mixture to egg/sugar/salt mixture.
- Add dissolved yeast.
- Stir in enough flour for soft dough.
- Let rise until double, about 1 hour.
- Turn dough out onto floured board or counter & divide into two balls (four balls if making regular recipe).
- Roll out each ball into 12”-14” circles, one at a time.
- Spread with melted butter.
- Cut with knife or pizza cutter into 12-16 pieces, like a pie or pizza.
- Roll each piece loosely from large end.
- Put on cookie sheet, leaving 1” between rolls.
- Cover with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
- Let rise until double (about 45 minutes).
- Bake in preheated 400-degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.