Recipe by Dine & Dish
There is a fantastic restaurant in Sikeston, MO where they throw the most delicious rolls at you before, during and after your meal. This is a copy cat recipe of those exact rolls. If you get the chance, visit the restaurant. If not, try these rolls anyway. They are so very good! (The Lambert's restaurant is in Sikeston, MO.) They have subsequently opened one in Ozark, MO and Foley, AL)
Top Review by PrincessPage
I was nervous when I used a lot more flour than the recipe called for but when my Mom (whose bread is repeatedly asked for at dinners) asked me "these were store bought, right?" I knew I'd done good. She went on to say "are you kidding me, yeast breads don't usually rise this much in the cold weather" My little trick: When letting bread rise during the winter, I heat my oven to 200 and then turn it off, letting the covered bread rest in the warmed oven. This method has never failed me. YUM
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package dry active yeast
- 1⁄4 cup tepid water (105-110 degrees)
- 1 cup warm milk
- 1⁄4 cup melted butter
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 egg, beaten (at room temp)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine sugar and yeast in tepid water.
- Let stand 5-10 minutes until yeast begins to foam.
- Thoroughly mix milk, butter, sugar, egg and salt in large bowl.
- Stir in the yeast mixture and 3 1/2 cups of flour, adding a bit more if necessary to make a soft, pliable dough.
- Turn dough out on floured board and let rest while you clean and butter bowl.
- Knead dough gently 4-5 minutes, adding flour if necessary, until dough is smooth and silky.
- Return to bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in warm place until doubled in size (1 1/2 hours appoximately).
- Butter a 12 cup muffin tin.
- Punch down dough.
- Pinch off pieces that are about 1 1/2 inches in diameter, (enough to fill one-half of muffin cup), and roll into smooth spheres.
- Place two such pieces in each prepared muffin cup- it will be a tight fit.
- Cover dough loosely with plastic wrap for 45 minutes.
- Bake rolls in preheated 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, or until light brown.
- Serve as soon as they are cool enough to throw.