Sunday, March 20, 2011
Quick and Easy Homemade Rolls
Sounds like a pretty impressive title? Do you believe me? Well, check out the recipe, make them for yourself and you'll see that not only are these some of the easiest and quickest from-scratch rolls, they're delicious too! This recipe is from a family friend from Colorado. They are made, start to finish, in 50 minutes. No kidding.
Quick Rolls or 50 minute rolls
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp yeast
5 cups flour
1. Turn on water to heat up to yeast rising temperature (about 115 degrees). Measure yeast (if not using quick rise yeast) into small bowl. Fill bowl with 1 cup water. Let sit and dissolve while you complete the next two steps.
2. Microwave milk in a small pyrex or other microwavable bowl until just bubbling, about 2 minutes.
3. In a large bowl mix dry ingredients together with a wooden spoon.
4. Add warm milk and warm water and yeast to other ingredients. Mix with wooden spoon until combined.
5. Knead into a ball, using the wooden spoon. If you need to, work it into a ball with your hands, but usually I just stir it in right in the bowl until it forms a ball (you don't need a floured surface for this one!).
6. Cover and quick raise in a warm place for 15 minutes. **
7. Remove bowl. Punch dough. Knead again.
8. Rise another 5 minutes.
9. Form balls and just schlop them onto a greased cookie sheet. They don't need to look pretty. If you'd like, you may add some sesame seeds to the top for extra flavor. See the photo for a few varieties. The "schloped" type, rolled ball type and clover leaf.
10. Rise in warm place for 15 minutes.
11. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes!
12. Rub with butter as soon as they come out of the oven.
Did you do the math? Let me do it for you:
15 + 5 + 15 + 15 =50 minutes!
**TIP, I normally heat up my oven to the 170 degrees (or lowest your oven will go) and then turn it off and open the door for a few minutes to let some air out. I place the bowl inside the warm (but not too hot!) oven to rise if you are using a plastic bowl, make sure the oven is not too hot that it will melt your bowl! OR if your oven is in use put it in a warm microwave. Turn the micro on for about 1 minute (after it's already been heated up by warming the milk) and rise it in the microwave. Just don't forget it's in there and turn it on!