Crawford Bakery Rolls

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
YIELD: 4 dozen




  • Heat the milk and margarine until melted (but not too hot).
  • In a large bowl mix eggs, 1 1/4°C sugar and salt. Add milk mixture and 7°C flour and mix with hands.
  • Put yeast, warm water and sugar into a bowl and set aside to proof.
  • When thick and bubbly mix until smooth and add to the mixture. Add remaining 7°C flour, one cup at a time, mixing with your hands (dough will be very soft and sticky - don't add more flour).
  • Grease the top with margarine, turn over and grease again.
  • Cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place 20 to 30 minutes (this step may be omitted if you're in a hurry).
  • Punch down the dough and divide into quarters, halves or use all of the dough. Roll out into a circle 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface. Cut into 12 wedges if using a quarter of the dough; 24 wedges if using half or 48 for all the dough.
  • Roll up the wedges from the wide end to the pointed end, place on a cookie sheet and let rise until doubled (about 1 hour).
  • Bake in the center of a preheated 350°F oven for about 20 minutes or until golden brown (if you like, a pan of water can be placed on the bottom rack of the oven).
  • If using a quarter of the dough at a time (this makes 1 dozen) the remaining quarters may be put into floured Ziploc bags to be refrigerated for 2 days or to freeze for 1 month.
  • Thaw the frozen dough over night in the refrigerator before using.
  • The dough does not have to be at room
  • Note: you can also use this dough to make cinnamon rolls, pecan rolls, tea rings or Danish rolls.temperature to roll out.