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Soft Rolls


I have spoke of the insert that comes in our local papers here.  I just love them.  I was going through them the other day, I have a pile, and found a  recipe for soft rolls.  It looked simple enough, figured I would give it a try.  It is probably the weirdest recipe for rolls I have ever made.  The dough when it is ready to rise is more like a batter than a dough.  It is sticky to work with when making the pretzel twists, so flour is a must.  The end result though?  I loved them.  They tend to cook really fast so watch the oven.  This rental house we are in has a quick cooking oven. At the 12 minute mark they were not browned at all on top and even white, at 14 minutes they were perfect on top but a bit darker on the bottom than I would like. 

 Soft Rolls (author unknown)

1 2/3 cups 2% reduced-fat milk (room temperature)
4 1/2 cups bread flour
1/2 ounce active dry yeast
2 3/4 teaspoons salt
4 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 eggs
1 egg beaten

Mix milk, flour, yeast, salt, sugar, butter and 2 eggs using a dough hook at low speed. Increase speed to medium, and mix until dough when stretched forms a fine membrane or window. (about 15 min. Mine took 10)

Transfer dough to an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise 1 hour. (doesn’t rise as much as other breads)

Portion dough into 2 ounce balls (about the size of a small lime). Roll each ball to form a rope about 15 inches long on a lightly floured surface. Braid into a knot. Placing on baking sheet.

Let rolls rise 30-45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350F.

Brush rolls lightly with beaten egg. Bake 12-15 min. or until golden brown. Makes 24

Per serving
130 calories, 5 grams protein, 18 grams carbs, 1 gram fiber, 280 mg. sodium


About heylaydee

An average cook, an enthusiasm for experimenting and trying new things, is the reason for this blog. That and I found myself in the “empty nest” syndrome and needed an outlet. So I picked up the camera that was collecting dust, got out the pile of recipes, contacted friends and family for their favorites and starting cooking again. What could be better than a glass of wine, a hot stove, and creativity? Come along for the ride. I will be blogging about food, family, and anything else that inspires me.

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