Monday, June 21, 2010

Amazing Rolls!

Here are the best rolls ever! They're super soft, buttery, and sweet (but not like bad sweet. More like melt in your mouth delicious-type sweet that's perfect with a pot roast, you know?). I got the recipe from my neighbor a few years ago and just cut the whole thing down. Hers made 4 dozen and my "little" family couldn't eat that much at the time. So I made it for a perfect dozen. Of course, my husband likes to make closer to 18 with the dozen recipe just because these make HUGE rolls.
Launa's Perfect Rolls
3/4 c milk
1/4 c warm water
1/4 c butter
1/4 c sugar
2 3/4 c flour
1 tsp salt
1 T yeast
1 egg
Put the first four ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute at 50% power. (I always leave the sugar out of this step because when you add it to the mixing bowl it tends to stick to the microwave bowl). Put the yeast in your mixer and mix in the warm wet ingredients. Add half the flour. Add in the egg and the salt. Then add the rest of the flour. Mix for 11 minutes in your mixer. Sprinkle just a little bit of flour on a cutting board. Put your dough on it and spread it out into a rectangle. I always cut it in half lengthwise, then divide each of those into six equal pieces. Roll them up to your desired shape and place on a sprayed cookie sheet. Put in a warm oven (lowest setting on your oven) for 10 minutes. With the pan still in there, turn up your oven to 375 degrees and bake for 15 minutes. Rolls are ready when they're a beautiful golden brown on top. Brush them with butter as soon as they come out of the oven.
Warning: if you take these to a family party, you will become the designated roll maker for all future family get-togethers.

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