Monday, September 21, 2020

Allrecipes: Unbelievable Rolls

I don't make bread that often, because let's be honest - it's a pain.  You have to keep waiting for the yeast to do its thing, and poking the dough and punching the dough and kneading the dough.  It's a whole thing (and why I invested in an electric breadmaker).  But when I saw how easy this recipe was, I had to try it.  No way it worked.  Guess what?  It works.  And the rolls are super tender and delicious.  Recommended for bread atheists.

Note: I actually used half-and-half instead of milk, so that additional fat may also have helped make these super tender.

Unbelievable Rolls
Adapted from Allrecipes

¾ cup whole milk
¾ cup water
½ cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
5 teaspoons active dry yeast
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ cup unsalted butter plus 2 tablespoons, melted, divided use

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, warm milk, water, and sugar to 110°F to 115°F.  Remove from heat, and mix in the eggs and yeast.  Measure flour into a large bowl and stir in salt.  Make a well in the flour, and pour milk mixture into it.  Do not stir.  Cover with plastic wrap, and let stand for 20 to 30 minutes.

Pour ½ cup melted butter into flour mixture, and mix well. Add more flour if too sticky. Knead lightly. Cover again, and let rise for another 20 to 30 minutes.

Punch down the dough and shape the dough into rolls, approximately 3 ounces each, and place on a baking sheet on in a 9x13-inch baking pan. Cover and let rise for 20 to 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400°F.  Bake rolls for 15 minutes, or until done.  Brush rolls with remaining melted butter.  Serve hot.

Makes 16 rolls

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