Icebox Rolls

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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large mixing bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water.
  • Sprinkle yeast into water.
  • Allow to stand until yeast is dissolved and begins to bubble (or proof).
  • Add oil, poppy seeds (if using) and 3 1/2 cups of the flour.
  • Stir with a wooden spoon until all ingredients are well mixed.
  • At this point, the mixture will be the consistency of a mash.
  • Continue to add flour in batches until mixture becomes too stiff to easily stir.
  • Turn out mixture onto a floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes, adding more flour as needed to keep dough from sticking to surface or hands.
  • When dough is "ready", it should be smooth, supple and stretchy.
  • Grease a medium bowl.
  • Form dough into a ball.
  • Place in greased bowl, turning to coat ball on all sides.
  • Cover bowl with a clean dish towel and put in a warm, draft-free place to rise until doubled in size (about 1 hour).
  • I like to place my bowl in the oven with just the light on.
  • When doubled, punch dough down and slap it around to get out all the air bubbles.
  • At this point, dough can be refrigerated for future use or divided and formed into the desired shape (ie. dinner rolls, cloverleaf rolls, hamburger buns, etc.).
  • Once formed, place on ungreased cookie sheet, cover again and allow dough to rise until doubled again which will take about 1/2 hour (longer if dough was refrigerated).
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. The larger the roll, the longer it will take to bake it.
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