Friday, December 20, 2013

Homemade Sweet Rolls

Homemade Sweet Rolls

Growing up, my mom would make these delicious and mouth watering yeast rolls that had just a hint of sweetness to them. They were addictive. Apparently, this recipe goes back to my Great-Grandmother Ruby Huddleston and I am pleased to share it with all of you.

Homemade Sweet Rolls

****Read the directions BEFORE you start the recipe****

1 cup of very hot water
2 packages of active dry yeast
1/2 cup of sugar
1 egg
1/4 t salt ( I usually just do a little pinch)
3 to 5 cups of all purpose flour

Dissolve yeast in hot water using a wire whisk. When the yeast looks dissolved add the egg, sugar and salt and continue to mix. Next add the flour --- one cup at a time mixing with a wooden spoon. Add just enough of the flour so that the dough is left a little sticky to the touch. Now, knead the dough with your hands for about 5 minutes. When your done kneading the dough, pinch off the dough into the portions of a muffin pan. Let rise for 1 hour in a warm place in the kitchen with a towel laying over the top, then bake at 375 degrees until they are golden brown on top. Eat with butter.

Start off with 2 packages of active dry yeast and
a medium sized bowl.

Dissolve the yeast in one cup of very hot water.
Stir with a wire whisk until the yeast has dissolved.

Then add the egg...

and the sugar and salt (not pictured) and stir until well

Use all-purpose flour.

Next, add the flour, one cup at a time mixing with a
wooden spoon.  I know I had my whisk in this picture,
but trust me, you'll want to use the wooden spoon.

Keep adding the flour, a cup at a time, until the
dough feels slightly sticky to the touch.
At this point, knead the dough with your hands
for about 5 minutes.

Pinch the dough off and put it in muffin pans.
Although this is a 6 muffin pan, you should
really do a 12 muffin pan.
I like to pinch the dough at put 3 little doughs
in 1 of the muffin cups together.  Once the muffin pan
is full, place a towel over the top and let the rolls
rise in a warm spot for 1 hour.

After the hour is up, bake the rolls at 375 degrees
until they are nice and golden on top.
I usually take out of the oven and baste the tops
with butter.

Serve rolls warm with any of the following:  butter, flavored butter, honey or jam.  Makes a delicious addition to any meal and I promise that they won't last long.

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