Prep 45 mins
Cook 18 mins
A nice yeasty roll made from scratch. This has been my contribution to holiday dinners for friends and family for a number of years. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do ! I use a stand mixer starting with the paddle for liquid, when it starts to get thick, switch to your dough hook.
- 3 cups warm water
- 1⁄3 cup active dry yeast, plus
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 1⁄2 ounces butter or 1 1⁄2 ounces margarine
- 1 large egg
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄3 cup powdered milk, plus
- 2 teaspoons powdered milk
- 3 1⁄2 lbs flour
- Preheat oven 350 degrees.
- In your mixing bowl, add warm water and yeast, stirring to dissolve.
- Add butter, egg and part of the sugar, mixing well.
- Mix 1/2 of the flour with powdered milk, salt and the rest of the sugar.
- Add to yeast mixture and mix well.
- Add rest of flour as needed until dough is no longer sticky, but not too dry.
- Cover bowl with flour sack towel, place in a warm spot and let rise until doubled.
- Punch down.
- Lightly flour countertop, pull off pieces of dough, making them into a round shape a little larger than a golf ball.
- Place 1" apart in greased pan.
- Cover and let rise until doubled.
- Spray tops with butter flavored spray.
- Bake 10 minutes, turning pan and baking another 8 minutes.
- Rolls are done when you can thump them with your finger and they sound hollow !
I made this for the "My 3 Chefs Fall 2008" challenge. I have been making bread and rolls for many years and the 1/3 cup of yeast seemed like alot. So I cut way back on the amount. I also just added what felt right for the amount of flour. But I would like to see the recipe with cup amounts and not pounds and ounces. IMO it would be easier for a new cook. They did turn out very crusty and yummy but I left them a little to long for the second rising and they overrose from so much yeast and fell LOL