Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Hands Down BEST Rolls


Hands Down Best Roll
1/2 cup Water
1 Tbs Yeast
3/4 Cup (- 2tbs  sugar for yeast)
3 Eggs (slightly beaten)
1 tea Salt
2 Cups Milk
1 Cube butter
5 Cups flour
Add hot water to bowl. Add yeast and 2 tbs sugar. Let sit for 10 minutes to activate yeast. While that is sitting add milk and butter in a microwave safe bowl and cook about 2 1/2 minutes until butter is melted. Add remaining sugar to milk mixture. When cooled add to yeast. Add your eggs, salt and flour and mix for about 10 minutes. Let rise until doubled in size. Shape into desired shape and let rise again. Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes
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Ok I have tried and tried to make rolls that I love. I've made really good rolls (and some terrible ones) but I haven't loved any of them. Don't get me wrong I'm not prejudice against homemade bread. I'll eat it if it's there, but I wanted to find something really worth the calories. This is hands down the best recipe I have found                           
Ok the one thing I hate about bread is I hate getting out a thermometer and making sure my water is the right temp. Call me lazy but that added step kills my mood... So what works for me is I turn my tap on as hot as it gets add my yeast and 2 TBS of sugar and call it a day. And my yeast activates so that's all I care about.                   
                  

In my glass measuring cup I add my milk and butter and stick it in the microwave for about 2 1/2 minutes or until the butter has melted. Then I add the sugar to try to cool the temperature down enough to add to the yeast. Also don't judge the amount of sugar. You wanted the best roll recipe that's why you're reading this. I didn't say it was healthy!!

Once the mixture cools down I add my eggs and milk mixture to the yeast. Then I add my flour and let my kitchen aid mix for 10 minutes. Your dough should be a little sticky....as it turns out I don't speak geek so computer stuff...well there's a reason this picture below is off to the right and also wouldn't upload the rotated picture. Just cock your head to the side!!
                                                           
   


The best my rolls have ever turned out is when I made the dough up the night before I wanted to use it and let it rise in the fridge over night. Then I rolled out my rolls in the morning and let them rise.
                                                 
This is the most ingenious part (I learned it from a lady in my church teaching a bread class...and no I am not Amish!!) Instead of adding more flour to your surface to roll out your dough spray non-stick spray to your counter, roller and hands. It's genius!!
                                                           

You can add butter before you roll up the dough. I roll my rolls out and cut them into rectangles. Then I start at one end and roll them up into a crescent like shape. Place them on the pan seam side down.
                                           

Let rise and bake at 350 for about 13-15 minutes
xoxo Janis!!