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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Butter Dinner Rolls

HAPPY 4th of July to YOU!!!
I hope your day is full of fun food, great company and many wonderful holiday memories!!

Even though today is a holiday, you MIGHT still be doing a bit of baking in preparation for some evening festivities that you might be having! If you are wanting some tasty rolls to go with dinner tonight (or any night) these rolls are TO DIE for...so scrumptious and full of yumminess! I think I ate a 1/2 dozen all by myself. They are perfect served hot or cold and will taste fabulous with anything you pair them up with. ENJOY!

Crescent Dinner Rolls

1 1/2 c. milk
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg
1 T. salt
2 T. yeast +1 T. sugar
2 C warm water
8-10 c. flour
1 c. butter

Place milk, sugar and 1/2 cup butter (cubed) in a microwave safe bowl. Cook on high in the microwave for 2 minutes. Pour hot mixture into your bread mixer (Kitchen Aid or Bosch), add 2 cups flour, 1 egg and 1 T salt. Mix to combine. Let rest. WHILE mixture is resting....place yeast in a bowl with 2 c. warm water and 1 T. sugar. Let it sit for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, add to the flour mixture. Add remaining flour,1 cup at a time, and stirring in-between. DON'T add too much flour, just add until mixture pulls away from the bowl (mine took 8 1/2 cups). Let mix for 6 minutes after it starts to pull away from the bowl. Place dough in a larger bowl that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Spray the top of the dough with cooking spray and place plastic wrap over the top (making sure its on tightly). Let dough raise until double (about 45 minutes
to 1 hour...all depends on the temperature of your room). Spray your counter with cooking spray (just your working space). Place dough on counter and divide into 4 balls. Rolling 1 ball at a time (complete entire process for each ball before starting another one), out flat into a circle. Once its rolled out, spread top with butter from end to end (used about 2 T butter per circle). Cut the dough into quarters using a pizza cutter. Then cut each quarter into 3 pieces (like you would a Pizza). You should have 12 tirangles from each circle of dough.  Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Starting at the larger end of the dough triangle, start to roll (making it look like a crescent roll). Place each roll on the baking sheet. You should be able to fit 24 rolls per pan, 3 rolls across, 8 deep (if its a large pan). Continue process with other balls of dough until all of your rolls are made. Let rolls raise for another 30-45 minutes (or until rolls are touching). Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Watch them closely so they don't burn. While they are still hot, run a stick of butter over the tops of them for a rich buttery glaze. MMmmmmm!!


1 comment:

  1. What a great recipe for a crowd!! I collect bread recipes, so thank you for sharing.