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Dinner Rolls Recipe

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This recipe for Dinner Rolls, by , is from Cooking in the Tropics 2, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Meredith DeVoe
Added: Monday, October 13, 2008


2 c. very warm water
1/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. dried yeast
1/4 c. powdered milk
1/4 c. softened margarine or butter
2 tsp. salt
5-7 c. flour
1 egg

Combine the warm water (as warm as you can stand to hold your fingers in), sugar, and yeast in a large bowl. Let sit until the yeast begins to foam up. Add milk powder, margarine, and salt, and stir. Add 2 cups of flour and the egg, and beat well. Add enough flour to make a soft dough, and knead on a floured surface, or in a heavy duty stand mixer for about 5 minutes. Oil the ball of dough and let rise, covered, until doubled in size (20-40 minutes).

Punch down dough and roll into golf-ball size balls, placing on 2 greased cookie sheets or large baking pans, leaving room for them to double in size, or place close together to have rolls you pull apart. Let rise about 30 minutes. Bake in a moderately hot oven (about 375) 20 minutes. Serve hot with butter.

SWEET ROLLS: Use half the dough to make sweet rolls. Roll or pat the dough to about 12" by 18" on a floured surface. Cover with plenty of soft butter and sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar. Roll the dough into a log, and slice into 12 slices. Place slices on their sides in a greased baking pan. Let rise and bake as above for 25 minutes.

Before serving, ice rolls using 2/3 cup icing sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, and a few teaspoons of water, just enough to make the icing spreadable.




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