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Thursday, July 17, 2008

What's for dinner?


These rolls. All week long.
Several of you asked for my menu again, and I would love to put all the recipes for this week up, but I haven't had time.
But one thing I HAVE to share with you is this recipe for dinner rolls.
They are the best rolls we've ever had. They're very sweet, and we like that around here.
It makes a lot, and the dough lasts me all week. I have shared them with people as well, so if you are just making this for you or a small family and you don't like to share, you might want to half this.
The dough lasts for a week in your refrigerator, and you can roll them out whenever you want to. Remember to let them rise for an hour before you bake them.
I would give credit to the source of this recipe, but I don't know them, sorry!

Perfect dinner rolls
2 pcgs. active dry yeast (this is 4 1/2 t according to my yeast jar)
1 cup warm water
3 cups warm milk
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter flavored Crisco
4 cups flour
+ 4 more cups flour
2 t baking powder
1 t salt
1 t baking soda

Dissolve yeast in warm water in a small bowl until it gets a little foamy.
Put milk, sugar, Crisco, 4 cups of flour, and yeast mixture in your mixer. Beat until smooth. Cover and let it rise in a warm place for 2 hours. (I always let things rise on my oven top with it set on low so it's warm.)
Mix together 4 cups of flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.
Add it to your dough and mix it in thoroughly. THIS IS A SUPER STICKY DOUGH! PREPARE FOR STICKY HANDS!
You can put it in the refrigerator until you're ready. I suggest giving it a little time in the fridge to firm up a bit.
Flour your hands (still so sticky!) and roll them into rolls. Let them rise for 1 more hour! Then bake at 350 for about 12 minutes. Keep an eye on them, until they're a little brown on top.
Enjoy them!

6 comments:

The Crawfords said...

OO I am going to make these... I am all about bread these days! ;)

Anonymous said...

Jenn,
Thanks for sharing! I used to make bread from scratch all the time, and the older 2 remember cinnamon rolls. But then 2 more came, and ...... You're awesome to hang in their with 4! I will be making our soon to be 16 year old's favorite bread machine bread on Saturday - it's my grandmother's recipe converted... anyway, my ? is if you've used this recipe for cinnamon rolls or not...
Lesa

texasmcvays said...

Hey,
If the dough is still sticky when you use flour on your hands put oil on your hands. If you use wheat flour oil is a better ....non-stickifier (there's that Berkeley degree in action!) I'm gonna try this recipe they look yummy and you know we love to cook!
Kyle

Emily said...

Whoohoo! I can't wait to try them. I'm supposed to be gaining weight and am having trouble....maybe these will help:)

I always write down the recipes you give right away. we are having tomato soup this week!

Amy said...

Hi! I'm not sure if you remember me or not, but my name is Amy and I used to go to LH before my husband and I moved to Malaysia. ML Brieger was telling me about your blog and I've so enjoyed reading it. I love cooking and am always looking for new recipes, so I've enjoyed tweaking some of your recipes with the ingredients I can find here. This week I made the tomato soup (and used fresh tomatoes) and my husband and I enjoyed it so much. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for remembering your friends in North Africa. That is an encouragement to me as I understand what they're going through. Blessings, Amy (p.s. we have a blog too if you want to ever check it out: drinkteawithme.com)

brickmomma said...

I made these today - YUM! We are all down with a tummy thing, but could manage these rolls. My husband thanks you!!