Bread baking days...
Funny thing happened last week... yeah, I was tired of looking at the back of my head! Anyway. DS Jacob(15) loves white rolls- they all do, but I seldom make them because... well, I have a sneaking suspicion they aren't so good for you. But I finally caved and made him some. Alright, I made enough...for everyone in the county!! I don't know what I was thinking! Probably this sinus infection, rotting away my brain. I am getting better, by the way. This is what 12 pounds of flour will get ya- just in case you were stuck with only 12 pounds of flour and you were wondering how far it would go. Trust me, it goes and goes and goes... So I made two big trays of rolls. And then we made a big pan of cinnamon rolls and a couple smaller pans of cinnamon rolls and then I just gave the girls a couple handfuls of dough to play with! The cinnamon rolls aren't baked in this picture, because the kids couldn't wait to dive into the dinner rolls. They like a little bit of powdered sugar and cinnamon mixed into their butter- in for a penny, in for a pound, I guess. Darcie, this is the recipe that I got from your Mom- figured she'd get a kick out of my compulsive overdoing it!!
- 2 cups water, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1 egg, 2 t. salt.
- stir together and add 2 t. yeast and slowly add enough flour to make a soft, slightly sticky dough.
- Knead for 8 minutes and round up in an oiled bowl.
- Rise and punch down.
- Rise again.
- Shape into rolls. (We roll ours in butter- I told you they weren't healthy!)
- Bake at 375* for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Our HUGE amount of rolls was made from 12 cups of water- so if you multiply this recipe by 6, you should have enough rolls for a very, very hungry family or a rural county.