Thursday, June 3, 2010

Recipe: Old Fashioned Bread Rolls

 These have been a favorite for years.  This recipe forms a tender delicious roll which is a perfect addition to any dinner.
Old Fashioned Bread Rolls
(printable recipe)
1/2 cup butter
 2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsps. salt
2 pkgs. active dry yeast
about 6 cups all purpose flour
1 egg
2 tbsps. butter 
salad oil or Pam

1. In a large bowl, combine SUGAR, SALT, YEAST and 2 1/4 cups FLOUR.  In a quart saucepan over low heat, heat WATER and 1/2 cup BUTTER until very warm (120'-130').  Butter does not need to melt.
2. With mixer at low speed, gradually beat liquid into dry ingredients until just blended.  Increase speed to medium; beat 2 mins. occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula.  Beat in EGG and 3/4 cup FLOUR to make a thick batter; continue beating 2 mins. scraping bowl often. Stir in enough additional FLOUR to make soft dough, about  2 1/2 cups.
3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until dough is smooth and elastic, about 10 mins. [I use dough hook on KitchenAid mixer instead]
4. Shape dough into a large ball and place in a greased large bowl, turning dough over so that top of dough is greased.  [I spray the bowl with Pam or the like].  Cover loosely with saran wrap and a clean towel and let rise in a warm place (80'-85') away from drafts, until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.  Dough is doubled when two fingers pressed lightly into dough leaves a dent.
5. Punch down down.  Turn dough over and brush with salad oil.  Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate, punch dough down occasionally, until ready to use.
Or form rolls now and let rise again.
6. About 2 1/2 hours before serving, remove dough from refrigerator and grease a 15 1/2" x 10 1/2" open roasting pan.  Cut dough into 30 equal pieces and shape into balls.  Place in pan with small space between each ball.  Cover with plastic wrap and a towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
If you prefer, you can form rolls as pictured by rolling out dough into about a 5" long log and tying a knot in the dough before allowing the rolls to rise. 
7. Preheat oven to 425'.  Bake rolls 15-20 minutes until golden brown.  Optional:  In a small sauce pan over low hear, melt 2 tbsps. of butter.  With a pastry brush, lightly brush melted butter over hot rolls.  Remove rolls from pan and serve immediately. 
Makes 2 1/2 dozen rolls


Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Yum. I am saving this to my recipe file. I hope I get ambitious and try to make them. They look pretty too. I saw you on Tatertots and Jello.

Erica said...

I wish I was a good baker. I would make these. Instead I will drool at your post. Stopping by from Tatertots and Jello Party.
-Mama E

Unknown said...

Yummy! There is nothing like warm homemade bread! I am usually intimidated by yeast breads, but I may have to try these - you have to start somewhere, right?

It looks like you enjoy linking your recipes - I host a Tuesday Tastes Party every week. After the party closes to links, readers cast their votes for the People's Choice Award - winners get a fun award button to post on their blog and also an exclusive printable recipe kit. I would love to have you over sometime!

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Christy said...

Yum! I love bread.....I'm definitely adding this to the list of recipes I want to try....sooner than later!

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Look yummy! A metamorphosis I can sink my teeth into. :-) Thanks for the recipe.

Sew Can Do said...

Yummy & sound fun to make. Thanks for sharing with Craftastic Monday!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

These look amazing. I can't wait to try these! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! I'll be featuring these in a post today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

Your dinner rolls look beautiful! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Abby said...

Those looks great! I have been into bread baking lately and I would love to try these!

Erica K said...

mmmm this looks yummy.

I'm a new follower from TAT at tweet poppets

Bird said...

Thanks for linking up to Bird Crafts!!

The party is about home-made parties and party ideas, so this post could actually make a great party nibble!! :)


Turning the Clock Back said...

those look yummy!

Found you through the Tuesday Tagalong. Come check out my new blog design. Lots of ecofriendly giveaways, freebies, and coupons! Have a great week!


Tree said...

Mmmm...breads are my weakness! LOL I love soft, homemade rolls. Thanks for linking up with me for Tasty Tuesday!!

HoosierHomemade said...

Those look perfect! I haven't made bread from scratch in a long time! And I love your header...just beautiful!
I'd love for you to join in the party over at my new blog, It's A Blog Party!

Unknown said...

NOTHING like fresh made bread! Your rolls look heavenly!


Katie P said...

I LOVE homemade rolls! And these look absolutely delicious!

Thanks for sharing, found you on Craft Edition!

Katie P
Food, Wine, & Mod Podge

AUDRA said...

Thanks for sharing. I LOVE fresh out of the oven rolls!

I'd love to see you around at Socialize with me Monday til Sunday!

Its So Very Cheri said...

OOOH-I haven't make home made bread for awhile and my kids love it. I need to make some.


Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

YUM!!! I love any bread, but these look gorgeous too.

Anonymous said...

I would sometimes rather eat bread than cake. I think this would be one of those times. It looks wonderful!

Holly Lefevre said...

I can smell the bread backing...yummy! Thanks for linking up.


Helena said...

Yum, these look so good! Why is it that rolls tied in a knot are so much more appealing than any other kind?

Thank you for participating the Creative Therapy session at Life in the Pitts!

Its A Blog Party said...

Those look awesome and delicious!
Thanks for linking up!

Amy said...

Wanted to let you know I featured you at "AP Tuesdays" this week! Thanks for linking up!

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