Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A perfect Thanksgiving Roll

We love bread at our house and this recipe which is found in 'The Essential Mormon Cookbook' is a perfect recipe.  It is made a day ahead and refrigerated and it is 'fool proof', I am living proof.

Feather Light Overnight Rolls

1 C water
1 C butter (2 sticks)
3/4 C sugar
2 t. salt
1 C cold water
2 (.25 ounce) packages yeast
1/2 C warm water
4 eggs, beaten
7 1/2 C flour
  Butter for spreading on dough

In a 6 quart pan bring the 1 cup water to a boil.  Add the 1 C butter, sugar and salt. Remove from heat.  Add the 1 C cold water.  Dissolve yeast in the 1/2 C warm water (not hot).  When first mixture is lukewarm, add yeast mixture and beaten eggs.  Stir briefly.  Add flour and stir together. Cover pan with lid and refrigerate overnight.  When ready to roll out, divide dough in thirds.  Lightly flour surface of bread board.  Roll each third out in a large circle about 1/2 inch think.  Spread dough lightly with butter.  Cut dough into wedges and roll each up, beginning at the wide end, to form a crescent shape.  Place on 3 greased baking sheets ( 12 rolls per sheet). Let rise about 4 hours.  Bake at 400 for about 12 minutes. Makes 3 dozen rolls.

I am telling you what, everyone in my family LOVES these and requests them for every get together.  I am taking them to Thanksgiving dinner this year as Sissy, the gorgeous one, is hosting it at her house. (Thanks baby girl, I love you tons).  Anyone can and should make these for their family gatherings, they make you look like a baker extraordinaire.  (I wish I had a picture to attach of all of my children and grandkids enjoying them but no one would stop eating them long enough to take the picture.)

As a side note: if you do not already own the cookbook that I mentioned above, you MUST get it.  Every recipe in it is fabulous (at least all that I have tried have been). 


Karen Pedersen said...

I'm in charge of the rolls for our Thanksgiving dinner too. Do I dare try something new? I think I do! I'll be making these. I'll let you know how it goes!

janethbg said...

But Roxanne, they're not gluten free!

J+S said...


Tara said...

Agreed, 100%

Love you!

Heidi said...

I thought you had sworn of wheat? You inspired me! Turns out I am probably celiac but I won't eat enough of the bad stuff for them to get an accurate test. I do feel better, though. . .as far as the stomach goes. The fibro pain goes on and on . . .