Friday, July 15, 2011

Delicious Breads :: Recipes

Light Wheat Rolls

  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 9-10 cups white flour
  • 3 pkgs. rapid rise dry yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup butter 
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Poppy or Sesame seeds, if desired

Take 5 eggs (don't crack them open yet!) and cover in hot water to warm them to room temperature. Set aside.
Heat milk, water and butter until very warm~ butter does not need to melt. Stir together in a large mixing bowl sugar, wheat flour, 2 cups of the white flour and yeast. Drain water from the eggs that you are warming. Add eggs and heated mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well for about 3 minutes. If your mixer has a dough hook, switch to this attachment now, or begin stirring in the additional flour by hand as your mixer begins having trouble working the flour into the dough. 
Continue to add four, kneading either in the bowl itself or on a lightly floured surface, until smooth and elastic, (about 10 minutes). The dough should not be sticky. Shape into rolls, and place in a greased baking pan. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and put in a warm place to rise until doubled in size (about 30-45 minutes). 
Apply beaten egg over the surface of each roll with a pastry brush. Sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds, if desired. Bake at 350{degrees} for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. 
Cool on a wire rack, or serve immediately. 

Makes about 3 dozen large rolls. 
Freezes well.

Missouri Morning Cinnamon Rolls

Mix Together ::
  • 3-4 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 2-3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened

Mix Together, until smooth (for icing) ::
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp. water
Prepare the Light Wheat Roll Recipe (just above) to the shaping point. Divide the dough into two equal parts. Roll out one part on a lightly floured surface into an 18"x13" rectangle. Spread generously with half of butter. Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Starting at short end, roll up tightly (but without "stretching the dough too thin") into a log. Using a dough scraper or a large knife, cut into 1-1/2" (one and a half inch) slices and place spiral side up in a greased baking dish. To allow for rising, mke sure there is about 1/2" between each roll so that they won't be too crowded. Repeat with other half of dough. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for about 30-45 minutes, or until doubled. Bake in 350{degrees) oven for 25-28 minutes or until golden brown. Drizzle warm rolls with powdered sugar icing.
Makes about 2 Dozen Rolls.

Grandmas Hot Rolls

  • 2 pkgs. yeast
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 4 Tbsp. sugar
  • 6 Tbsp. melted margarine OR butter
  • 6 cups flour
Empty yeast into a large mixing bowl. Add sugar and 1 cup water. Let stand for 10 minutes. Then add to the yeast mixture the rest of the water, salt, sugar, margarine, and enough flour to make a stiff dough. Turn out on a floured board and knead for about 3 minutes. Place in a well-greased bowl. Turn greased side up. Cover and let rise until double in size (1 and 1/2 hours). Place dough on a floured board. Pinch off pieces of dough about the size of a walnut and shape into smooth balls, placing them about 1-inch apart on greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled (about and hour). Bake in a 425 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until light golden brown.
Makes about 20 rolls.

Best Friend Bread

  • 1 pkg. active dry yeast
  • 1-1/4 c. warm water
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. oil
  • 1 t. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c. butter, melted
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Mix sugar, oil, salt and eggs together; stir in yeast mixture. Add flour and knead until smooth. Cover and let rise until double in size. Punch down and turn out onto floured surface. Divide dough into 3 equal pieces. Roll each piece with your hands until you have 3 ropes about 12 inches long. Pinch one end of each of the 3 pieces of dough together and braid dough. Pinch the other ends together to seal, then tuck under. Place on a greased 13"x9" pan and let rise until double again. Brush butter over the top and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.


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