When it comes to making dinner for my family, I find it a chore. Want something sweet, something yummy and I'm all over it but meat, veggies, boring. So I get lazy. I've tried several "quick" bread recipes and well, let's just say they weren't up to sharing. Usually, There's a reason things that take a little longer to make taste so much better. Cakes and Cookies usually are better due to the ingredients used. Nothing beats real butter in a cookie recipe. Sifting the flour for a cake does make it lighter. With breads, it's time for the yeast to do it's job, during the rising process, the flavors develop.
So I was lazy last week, at dinnertime. I can't even tell you what I made, I think it was ham. But when I'm lazy like this, I'll try and have homemade bread or rolls to compensate.
My husband couldn't stop raving about these rolls, in fact, they ended up being the majority of our dinner conversation. "These remind me of Brown and Serve rolls." "They kinda taste like a sourdough bread." "so fluffy." "These don't even need butter."
I think the only thing I'd change is the size/number of rolls. This recipe makes 12 rolls but they were so big, I could only eat one, next time, I'll do 15 rolls and maybe I'll have room for two.
Quick Yeast Rolls
from Mommy's Kitchen
3/4 cup milk
4 Tablespoons Butter
3/4 cup almost hot water
4 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 to 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons instant yeast
additional melted butter for top
Combine milk and butter, microwave just until butter is about 1/2 melted. Pour milk and hot water into bowl of mixer. Add sugar and salt, mix just till blended then add in 2 cups flour. Mix for about a minute, making sure flour is blended in. Add in yeast and remaining flour, 1 cup at a time, You want the dough to just be pulling away from the sides of the bowl. Mix for 5 minutes on medium speed.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap to keep heat in and let dough rise for 5 minutes. While dough is rising, grease a 9 x 13 pan. Lightly grease your cutting board then turn dough out onto cutting board. Divide dough with a sharp knife into 12 pieces.
Gently shape into a ball, I worked the dough, pulling the sides down and tucking them under. Place dough into your prepared pan.
Place pan in a preheated 170 degree oven and let rise for about 20 minutes or until doubled in size.
Leaving the pan in the oven, increase temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 15-20 minutes, until tops are golden brown. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter.
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