April 19, 2010

Speedy Dinner Rolls

Did you know you can make DELICIOUS homemade dinner rolls in less time than it takes for Rhodes rolls to thaw and rise?  Not that I have anything against Rhodes rolls - I love 'em... and I love making all sorts of different recipes with them.  But these amazing rolls put any frozen roll to shame.  This recipe is adapted from the Ivory family Favorites cookbook, available for purchase from the Make-a-Wish Foundation.  FYI: I use all 3 of my mixer attachments for this recipe... might sound like a hassle, but it's not - and it's really the best way to mix it - plus, you can just throw them in the dishwasher :)

2 Tbs dry yeast
2 c warm water, divided
1 c instant powdered milk
1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp salt
1/2 c butter, softened
6 c flour

In a small bowl, combine 1 cup of the warm water with yeast - set aside.  Using the wire whisk attachment, mix remaining cup water, powdered milk, sugar, eggs, salt, and butter with one cup of the flour in mixing bowl.  Mix in the softened yeast.  Slowly add 2 more cups of flour.
Switch to the paddle attachment and add 2 more cups of flour.
Switch to the dough hook attachment and add the remaining cup of flour.  Continue kneading the dough for 10 minutes (15 minutes if kneading by hand).

Place dough in an oiled bowl and cover with dishcloth.  Now you're done with the longest part (and it probably only took 20 minutes)!! Let rise until double in size (about one hour).

(sorry about the bad pictures)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray... you're ready to make those rolls!  Punch down dough (yes, literally) and divide in half.  Roll out each half on a floured surface and cut with pizza cutter into 12 pieces - I cut into fourths and then cut each fourth into thirds.
Starting from the outside, roll each segment up crescent-style and place on greased cookie sheet.

No need to let the rolls rise any more - just pop them in the oven (350 deg.) for 12-14 minutes, until golden.


Mandy said...

these are currently rising on my counter as I type - they looked so yummy I had to try them!

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