Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Yeast rolls

Received this one from Mrs. Kate a wonderful Southern cook, over 10 years ago.

It is my job to take these to Thanksgiving and whatever other family dinners. This recipe was requested for the dinner rolls at our annual Bible Conference.

Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have. (scheduled posting)

Mrs. Kate’s Dinner Rolls

1 package active dry yeast
¼ cup water
1 tsp. sugar
Combine above ingredients in a small bowl to activate yeast.

¼ cup sugar
¼ cup shortening
1 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
Combine these ingredients in sauce pan and scald ….does not need to boil.
Set aside to cool to room temperature.

1 slightly beaten egg
3 ½ cups all-purpose milk (I often do 1 ½ cups of whole wheat and 2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour)

Combine set 1 and 2 of ingredients. Add 2 cups of the flour; beat well. Gradually add remaining flour or enough to make a soft dough. Cover; allow to rise in a warm place till double (about 1 ½ hours).

Punch down. Turn out onto lightly floured surface.
No helpers in sight until I got to this point! When it comes to rolling them out and cutting them there always seems to be someone more than willing to get their hands in the lovely dough!!

He is fascinated!!!

He is getting closer!

Roll dough to ¼ inch thick. Enlist some help if you can stand it!!! MLC loved it!

Cut rounds of dough with a 2 inch cutter.

Yep, it is 2"!!!

Shape in small balls- 3 should half-fill a muffin cup..

Cover; let rise until double. Get distracted. Write a blog entry, fold some laundry or start perusing friend's facebook photo albums. The rolls will be doubled in no time! Whatever you do....don't just stand there and watch them!!!!

Just another view of the same roll! Makes me proud! Nothing like happy dough!

Bake at 400 degrees for about 10-12 minutes. Serve hot.
I do believe the 4 men in my life view my making yeast rolls for them as tangible love!

MLC rolled and cut for the next 20-30 minutes. He enjoyed the boot, heart, circle, and doggy cutters. Over and over he said "me do it." It was absolutely satisfying for this littlest of my men to get his hands in the dough!!! He absolutely loved every minute of it!