I decided sometime over the New Year to try some new to me things or finish an old project every week. I was tired of the same old same old in Isolation 2020 that carried over to Isolation 2021.
Baking dinner rolls from scratch. I have made bread from scratch but not dinner rolls.
They don't look much like the photo that was on Facebook but they were still good and easy peasy.
Big Fat Yeast Rolls
1 cup warm water
1 package or 2 1/2 teaspoons of dry yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons softened butter
1 egg beaten
3 1/2 to 4 cups of flour
Put water and yeast in a large mixing bowl (I mixed this gently with a spatula) add the sugar, salt, butter and egg. Beat with dough hook until well blended.
Add 3 1/2 to 4 cups of flour, mix until soft dough forms that is not sticky.
Put the dough on a floured board and knead a few times until smooth.
Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm spot for about 45 minutes. I use a corn/rice bag that is toasty warm after a few minutes in the microwave...I nestle the bowl onto the top of the bag.
Punch down and turn onto a floured board. Divide dough into 12 large pieces and shape into round balls. Place in greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise about 30 minutes on a warm corn/rice bag.
Bake for 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Brush tops with butter.
I timed this and you should start the recipe about 2 hours before you want warm fresh out of the oven dinner rolls for supper.
Far Guy liked them...and I liked them also so we declare it a winner of a recipe! I used all white flour but will try it with my mix of whole wheat and white flour..I mix my own flour... half and half.
Old project: Looking through all of our woodcarving magazines and books. I tear out instructions for projects that I might want to do someday and put them in a folder and recycle the rest of the magazine after Far Guy has paged through them...I keep more than he does.. This project is about half done so it will continue a few more days.