I've been making a lot of rolls lately, because the boys have been greatly enjoying them, both with dinner, and for sandwiches the next day. This week, I'll be showing you some of those creations!
This first one is adapted from a Farmers' Wives Bread Cookbook I found at a used book sale a couple of years back. All of the recipes I've tried from this cookbook have been top notch, but I would expect nothing less from farmers' wives. After all, they don't have time to fuss with frippery and things that don't work, right? Nor would I expect farmers to tolerate crappy bread. Just sayin'.
1-1/4 cups warm water
6 tsp yeast
4 cups flour
4 tsp gluten powder
1/4 cup sugar
11-1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp powdered milk
6 tbsp (3/4 stick) butter, cut in small pieces
2 eggs, warmed (put in a bowl of warm water for 5 to 10 minutes)
Pour the water into your bread machine container or mixing bowl. Sprinkle the yeast on top of the water to dissolve, then add the remaining ingredients in the order given. Mix according to the directions in my tutorial (link to the right), let rise 15 minutes, then punch down and divide the dough into 12 pieces. Form into balls, place on a greased baking tray, flatten slightly, and let them rise until approximately doubled in size. Brush the tops with milk or warm water, if desired, although I was in a hurry and didn't bother, and no one even noticed.
Note that I never said these were low calorie, or low fat, or healthy, or anything of the sort. I did say that the boys greatly enjoyed them. That counts, right?