Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fluffy Hot Homemade Rolls - Yum!

I have already posted this recipe but it is so good!  Since I made a couple of pans of Schoolhouse Rolls for a potluck luncheon this morning for work, and I got a good picture, I am reposting this delicious recipe.  I never know what to make for those things and one of the girls at work requested hot rolls since she knows I love to bake bread.

Hot rolls make a perfect potluck dish.  They are frugal, use mostly pantry ingredients, but are much appreciated by folks who don't have someone at home making homemade rolls.

  • I made the dough in the bread machine using this recipe:


(Bread Machine instructions)

  • 1 1/3 cup very warm water (hot but no hurt)
  • 1 packet of yeast (or 2 teaspoons)
  • 1/4 cup white sugar

Measure the water in a 2- cup measuring cup (which will allow for adding additional ingredients without dirtying more dishes), add the sugar and yeast. Mix well/gently and set a timer for 10 minutes. Let this get all foamy for 10 minutes.

To the water/yeast/sugar mixture, add:
  • 1/4 cup oil (vegetable, canola, or even olive oil is fine)
  • 1 egg
Mix well/gently to incorporate the egg.
Add these ingredients first to your bread machine pan, then add:
  • 4 cups "fluffed" all purpose flour (just fluff with a spoon before measuring)
  • 1 teaspoon salt.

Set your bread machine to the dough setting. (Mine takes 2 hours.)
When the dough setting is complete, proceed as below by forming rolls, etc.
  • Form the rolls with buttered hands and placed them in sprayed pans.
  • Cover with foil and place them in the fridge overnight.
For my covered dish luncheon, to be able to get out of the house on time, I did the following:
  • The next morning, I took the rolls out of the refrigerator at about 5:30 AM, uncovered them, and let them come to room temp (they had risen in the refrigerator).
  • Turned on the oven to preheat to 350° at about 6AM and got in the shower.
  • I placed the rolls in the oven to bake after I got out of the shower but before I started the "doing of the hair and makeup."
  • When they were done, I didn't cover them completely until after I drove to work because covering them tightly when they are that hot would result in soggy rolls... and we don't want soggy rolls.

My husband's only complaint was that he thought we should have put them in the trunk because he and I ride to work each morning and he had to smell those delicious hot rolls all the way to work. HA!  Poor guy!


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