Monday, November 12, 2007

Dinner Rolls

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, we love to use some of our very favorite recipes for Thanksgiving dinner! This is one of the best roll recipes out there. I hope you love them just as much as we do!

~Dinner Rolls~

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Ingredients

1 package active dry yeast (or 1 Tablespoon)

1 teaspoon sugar

1 1/4 cups lukewarm water

2 teaspoons fine sea salt

About 3 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

Cornmeal (used to keep the dough from sticking to pan)

1 egg and a splash of milk (or water can be used)

Sprinkle fine sea salt

Proof the yeast using the first 3 ingredients.



Mix for about 2 minutes and then remove from bowl and knead for about 5 minutes by hand.



Transfer dough to bowl, cover with tea towel and let rise for about 40 minutes - the dough should rise slightly.



(The dough has risen)



Remove dough from bowl and cut the dough into four equal pieces.

Roll each piece into a small sausage-shaped roll (about 8 inches long). Cut each roll into four equal pieces.



Form each piece into a ball by rolling it between the work surface and the palm of your hand, slightly cupped, bringing the seamed edges under or on the bottom. Place balls on a baking sheet lightly sprinkled with cornmeal. Be sure to space your rolls about 2 inches apart.



You can also form the balls into knots by rolling them out into sausage links and then make a half knot and place on the baking sheet.



Cover with damp cloth and let rise again for about 40 minutes.



Preheat the oven to 475°F.

Mix 1 egg and splash of milk (or water) and lightly brush each roll with the egg wash.

Place baking sheet in the oven and bake rolls until golden brown - about 12 to 15 minutes.

Transfer the rolls to a rack to cool - this will allow the air to circulate under and around the bread to ensure a nice crust.



Quick Tip:

Keep an eye on your rolls towards the end of cooking time. You may need to turn your pan around to provide even cooking or browning.

Enjoy!

~@~Courtney~@~

4 comments:

Lady Why said...

Those sound divine!! I think we'll be trying those this week! Thank you for the great recipe!

C said...

Thank you very much! I love these rolls.... sometimes we even have them with breakfast. They are very
good!

Thanks again for your sweet comment!

~@~Courtney~@~

Southern Belle said...

Question for you..Have you tried these with Whole wheat flour. That is all I have and I was just wondering.

Ms. Beth Noble

Maiden Of Virtue said...

Yes we have..... they are still very good, though a little tougher!

I hope they work for you!

~@~Courtney~@~