Saturday, December 10, 2011
Taste & Create Event was a regular event on this space of mine. Somehow along the way, the event was ona low and last month Min mailed me asking if I would want to join in again and sure I did. I was paired with a blog that is dear to me, The Life & Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch. I was paired earlier too with the same blog and I had done her Nanny's cookies. This time around I chose her Dinner Rolls. Just like she proclaimed, the rolls were light and delicious.
I followed her exact recipe. The only changes I made were the generous sprinkling of sesame seeds.
2 T sugar
1 package active dry yeast (about 2-1/2 teaspoons)
2/3 cup warm water (100 - 110 degrees)
3 Tablespoons butter, melted
1-3/4 all purpose flour, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten
Dissolve sugar and yeast in 2/3 cup warm water in small bowl; let stand 3 minutes. Stir in butter.
Combine 1-1/2 cups flour and salt in a bowl. Add yeast and stir until a soft dough forms. Knead until smoth and elastic and add remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time. Place dough in a large bowl and cover and let rise . Punch dough down rest for 5 minutes.
Divide dough into 12 equal portions, shaping each into a ball. Place 1 dough ball in each of 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise 20 minutes or until doubled in size. Using a sharp knife, cut across the surface and sprinkle sesame seeds.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush the surface with egg yolk.Bake at 400 for 15 mins or until browned.
Thse rolls are easy to make and win handsdown when compared to storebought rolls.