14 March 2011

quick and easy dinner rolls

I love homemade bread. i actually make it quite often and i have a lot of different recipes that i use depending on the time i have. i like bread in just about any form or flavor! i also really like cooking shows. imagine that! we switched our tv programming a while ago and had a short few months of the cooking channel. it's so fantastic and i fell in love with a bunch of shows just in time for the channel to be cut! i was lucky to be able to catch a few of kelsey nixon's shows "kelsey's essentials" and i really love her recipes. one of those recipes is this quick and easy bread recipe. when i first read it over after watching the show i couldn't believe the amount of yeast! it seemed like too much, so i cut it way back. the rolls were still delicious, but they didn't rise fast like they're supposed to. so my advice would be to use the exact recipe, yeast and all! and enjoy some for dinner tonight. or use the recipe for cinnamon rolls!

3 pkg. active dry yeast or about 3 Tbsp.
1 3/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 Tbsp salt
2 large eggs, beaten
6 - 7 cups flour
melted butter

in the bowl of a stand mixer, add yeast and warm water and stir to dissolve yeast. stir in honey. add melted butter, salt and eggs and mix together on low speed. add flour, beginning with one cup at a time until dough creates a paste. mix for 2 minutes. continue adding additional flour until dough separates from bowl. knead for 3-4 minutes until dough is soft and elastic. portion into equal roll sizes and add to rimmed pie dish, or roll into desired shape. brush with melted butter and allow to rise until doubled in size. bake in 400 degree oven for 25 minutes or until the tops are a rich golden brown. remove from oven and brush with additional melted butter and sprinkle with kosher or sea salt.

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to have to try this recipe. I gave up on baking when we moved "up the hill." The elevation ruined everything I tried to bake! Now that I've relocated to the "flat land" I just might have to give it another whirl! Thanks for sharing!