Homemade Dinner rolls?
Any great EASY recipes for light and fluffy dinner rolls?
re: Displaced California Foodie
The directions are long but my niece made them when she was 10 so it's pretty simple. As with most yeast dough, a lot of the process is waiting for the dough to proof.
5 3/4 - 6 3/4 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 pckg Fleischman's dry yeast
1 c. milk
2/3 c. water
1/4 c. butter
In large bowl, mix 1 3/4 c. flour, sugar, salt, yeast. Heat milk, water, butter in saucepan on low until warm (butter does not need to melt). Gradually add to dry ingredients and beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Add eggs and 1/2 c. flour. Beat at high for 2 mins. Stir in enough flour to make stiff dough. Turn out dough to lightly floured board, knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes. Cover w/ plastic and towel. Let rest 20 minutes.
To make crescent shape, divide dough into 3 parts. Roll into 12" circle, brush lightly with butter, cut into 8 pieces like a pie. Roll each piece from wide end to center to make crescent. Let rest for 45 minutes. (You can do other shapes, too). Bake 400 deg, 12-15 minutes.
Angel Biscuits, made with both yeast and baking powder, and using buttermilk as the liquid, ought to satisfy your need. I have made them twice recently, and they are incredibly light and fluffy.
I may be available to type the recipe tomorrow morning, but I got mine from Bernard Clayton's Complete Book of Breads.
These sweet potato rolls from epicurious are really good - a little bit extra work to puree the yams, but well worth it. The added bonus is that they freeze beautifully. I wrap individually in foil and then toss in a zip top bag, push out any air from bag and pop bag in freezer. To reheat, throw as many as you need in a toaster oven or microwave. Here's the recipe: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...