For someone who claims to eat fairly healthy and rarely eats bread, I sure do post a lot of bread recipes. :)
Can I use the excuse that I only make it for the crew and for family gatherings? We won't mention the fact that I made a batch of 20 rolls the other day and only had 4 extras to feed. And it's entirely too easy to walk through the kitchen and walk out with a roll in hand before my brain even registers what just happened.
Thus, there is a great need to walk more often...and father...much...much farther!
I posted a picture of these last week and from your response, I take it I'm not the only one who loves fresh home baked bread. :) So as per request, here's the recipe:
Soft and Fluffy One-Hour Rolls
1 1/2 C warm water
1 Tbsp yeast
2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp softened butter
1 tsp salt
3 1/2 - 4 cups flour
3 Tbsp melted butter
* In stand mixer (I have a Bosch), with dough hooks, add yeast, sugar, and warm water. Let proof for 5 minutes. Add butter, salt, and 3 C of flour, mixing until combined. Add additional flour a little at a time until dough pulls away from sides of bowl. Dump onto lightly floured surface and knead for a minute or two. Dough will be a tad sticky. Place in bowl, cover, and let rise for 20 minutes. Punch down and divide into 20 pieces, shaping each piece into a ball and placing in 9 x 13" pan. I kept my fingers floured to keep the dough from sticking. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sea salt. Let rise another 20-30 minutes. Bake 15 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. Remove from oven and brush with additional melted butter if desired.
Here's the link to the site where I found the recipe:
Her pictures are much nicer. My rolls look more...ummm...let's just go with rustic. :) . Not sure if that's a good thing for a roll to be, but around here, no-one judges the rolls on their looks and if they do, they get to wash the dishes. :)
I like that I can whip these up pretty fast and as I mentioned in my previous post, that added sprinkle of sea salt, is the perfect finishing touch. Cowboys love meat, potatoes, bread, and dessert and as long as I keep dishing it up, I'll have a happy crew.