Monday, December 27, 2010
One of the first things that I learned how to make was rolls. Rolls are relatively easy and take very few ingredients, but they do take some patience. You need to give yourself time for them to raise. I just made these for dinner tonight and they smell heavenly.
1 c. milk
3 TBS sugar
5 TBS oil
1/2 c. water
1 pkg yeast (I do 2 TBS)
2 tsp salt
2 c. flour
Combine milk, sugar, and oil and heat until lukewarm (if this is hot it will kill your yeast. Lukewarm means not too hot or too cold. I do it for 30 seconds on the microwave, stir it around and maybe another 10 seconds). Dissolve yeast in water and mix thoroughly-add to milk mixture. Let rest for about 5-10 minutes until the mixture gets foamy on top. Stir in 1 c. of flour, add salt and then the rest of the flour.
I actually don't always add all of the flour. Just until the dough pulls away from the sides and bottom of the mixer/bowel but is still sticky. This is different all of the time. If you add to much flour the rolls will be tough.
Let dough raise 30 minutes to 1 hour. I usually do it longer so the rolls will be fluffy.
Cook in 400 degree oven for 12-15 minutes. Then brag to all of your friends that you made rolls from scratch for dinner. Don't skip this step ;)