Earl Grey Lime Rolls

Recipe by littleturtle
READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
YIELD: 30 rolls




  • Place tea in boiling water, and steep for 15 minutes.
  • Strain and cool to lukewarm.
  • Place yeast and sugar in a large bowl and stir tea into them.
  • When yeast has dissolved, stir in butter, salt, lime rind and enough of the flour to form a dough that is hard to stir.
  • Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead 5 to 8 minutes, adding only as much flour as needed to produce a dough that is smooth, elastic and just past the point of being sticky.
  • Put in a large oiled bowl, and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in volume (about 1 hour).
  • Punch down, and divide into 30 small or 20 large dinner rolls.
  • Place 2" apart on greased baking sheets, cover with kitchen towels, and let rise until doubled in volume (about 30 minutes).
  • Pre-heat oven to 375F (400 at 6000').
  • Bake rolls in the center of the oven for 13-15 minutes.
  • Brush hot rolls with butter.
  • Remove from baking sheets and serve immediately, or place on rack to cool (serve warm for best flavor).