Thursday, May 22, 2008


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!!

Rolls:

  • 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.

6 comments:

Libby said...

What fun - I probably wouldn't need to multiply by 6 for my little household of two . . . but I might just have to give that standard sized recipe a try *s*

Candace said...

Those look delicious and make me feel like making bread. Do you ever do doughboys or doughgobs? It is a good way to use up dough fast, and everybody seems to love them. Just fry the flattened dough in about 1/2 inch of oil and sprinkle with sugar (we like granulated) or cinnamon sugar, or even just butter and jelly. It was my father's favorite, and if you feel guilty about the grease, you can add some whole wheat to make you feel more virtuous, and they still love it.

Peni said...

They're a week old and still look yummy.

Merrie Cuylter said...

Looks delicious! I'll have to try it this long weekend...and my kids have a bonus vaca day on Tuesday! We're having a quilt retreat at my house. Hope you do something fun, too!
Karen O

Julia said...

These look so yummy! I might just have to try them. I haven't made bread in like forever though, so not sure how they will turn out.

Darcie said...

Times 6!!! Wow! That is some serious roll-making! They look -- as my Mom would say with a giggle -- delirious! ;-)

You can send that rain over yonder to us if you'd like! We're pretty desperate.

That is a great looking Soldier's quilt up there! I love your thoughtfulness.

Hugs to you! Love you bucketloads!