Ode to a Pillow-Soft Dinner Rolls

Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Ode to a Pillow-Soft Dinner Roll
I love bread. 
All bread. 
Including, but not exclusively, this roll. 
Thank you for listening. 
I know...I know....what am I doing messing around on a silly little blog with mad poetry skills like this?  Anyone that has known me for approxiametely negative 7 seconds knows I heart....with puff paint....bread.  My cousin made these rolls for my birthday...which was in July.  I just came out of my bread comma long enough to share this recipe.  I will be asking her to make these in honor of each of my birthdays from here on out.....and I plan on honoring my birthday on the 18th of each month.  It just seems like the right thing to do. 
It's bread.  Really, could you go wrong with bread?  If your answer is anything but 'no'....please refrain from answering. 
The recipe (which she originally found on All Recipe) is as followed....and should be followed for any upcoming feast....
Roll Ingredients:  4 1/2 t. active dry yeast, 2 eggs, 1/2 c. water (110-115 degrees F), 1/4 c. sugar, 2 c. warm milk (110-115), 6 T shortening, 1 1/2 t. salt, 7 c. all purpose flour. 
Roll Instructions:  In a bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.  Add milk, shortening, egs, sugar, salt and 3 c. of flour.  Beat until smooth.  Stir in the rest of the flour (should form a soft dough). 
Turn into a floured surface and knead until smooth (about 6 minutes, dough will be sticky).  Place in greased bowl, turned once to grease the top and cover and let rise in a warm space until double...about 1 hour....unless your birthday is in July and it's 108 degrees outside....then it should be about three minutes. 
Punch dough down.  Turn onto flours surface, divide into 24 pieces.  Shape into roll.  Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets.  Cover and let rise until doubled (about 30 more minutes).  Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. 


Erin said...

I'm right there with you. Well, minus the fantastic poetry skills, of course =o) But bread? Oh yeah, we have a thing. It's awesome and I eat it up.

Jessica said...

Oh wow! Are we related?! Like my ENTIRE family, I am a bread crazed freak!! Thank you for adding to my yeast recipes!
-Jessica= Bread LOVER!!


The Daily Smash said...

I made these last night for dinner they were amazing. I halfed the recipe and then we ate them and I wished I would have made the full batch lol.. I will link it to you on my blog when I post them. Thanks for the recipe its a keeper :)