Sunday, July 4, 2010
Dutch Oven - Mom's Dinner Rolls
I lived on these rolls growing up. Every Sunday we would have these rolls, and man they are oh so good. This is what you would call comfort food. I don't really like rolls in general, but I will eat these by the bushel. Now my folks eat health food, and the days of enriched white flour and lots of sugar are out the window. (Not to mention lots of butter and jam!) So, unfortunately, I have to make my own. This experience made me appreciate what my Mom went through to feed five hungry kids every Sunday, because Sunday's meals were usually pretty elaborate. This recipe was naturally taken from our family cookbook.
12" Dutch oven
2 hours prep time
12-15 minutes bake time
3 to 3 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 package (2 tbs) active dry yeast
1 1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp salt
In large mixer bowl, combine 1 1/3 cups flour and yeast. Heat together milk, sugar, butter, and salt until just warm, stirring occasionally to melt the butter. Don't let boil or get really hot, it will kill the yeast. Add mixture to dry ingredients in mixer bowl. Add egg. Beat at low speed on electric mixer for 1/2 minute. Scrape sides of bowl constantly. Beat 3 minutes at high speed. By hand, stir in remaining flour to make a soft dough. Place in greased bowl. Turn once to grease surface. Cover, let rise until double, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Punch down, turn out on lightly floured surface. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Shape as desired. Cover and let shaped rolls rise until double. (20-25 minutes) Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.
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