One of the most amazing surprises I experienced since marrying my wife came this past Thanksgiving. My wife was always talking about how when she was younger her mom would always make these amazing rolls. My wife had tried to make them a few times but never could get it just like mom's. She blamed the muffin pans that we had. She said that her mom always uses a stoneware pan and that allows a perfect crust to form all around the rolls. When Thanksgiving rolled around we were delighted to find out that her family was coming for the feast and mom was making rolls.
I rarely get excited for rolls. I always viewed them as an afterthought. If I have room on my plate maybe... or If I'm still hungry I'll... These excuses never stacked up and I'm sure I missed out on some amazing hot rolls. It all changed this Thanksgiving. After hearing my wife's nonstop raving about these rolls I had to try them. I was not dissapointed. These rolls were truly fantastic. They changed my life! I beg my wife to make them. I even got her the stoneware muffin pans that really elevated her rolls to the next level. Below is the recipe. Enjoy!
Ingredients: (for 3 dozen)
3 pkg yeast (6 ¾ tsp)
¾ C warm water
1 T sugar
3 C scalded milk
¾ C sugar
¾ C butter
3 tsp. salt
9 C flour
¼ C butter
1. Mix the yeast, warm water and sugar in a medium size bowl. Set aside.
2. Scald milk—put in large bowl with sugar, butter, and salt.
3. After this cools a little, add 5 C of flour and one egg. Stir.
4. Add 2 more C of flour, one egg and half the yeast. Stir.
5. Add the last 2 C of flour, last egg and the rest of the yeast. Stir well.
6. Let dough rise until it doubles in bulk (about 45 min or so).
7. Then generously flour counter and rolling pin.
8. Spoon out one third of the dough at a time and roll it out gently.
9. Dip a good sized glass in flour and cut out circles.
10. Dip the end of the roll in melted butter and fold over.
11. Place rolls in muffin pan and let rise about 45 min-1 hour.
12. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes.
13. Baste tops with more melted butter after they come out of the oven.