Thursday, October 16, 2008

World Bread Day - Food Friday Extra - Mom's Rolls

I grew up on these rolls. My mom is known in four states for these rolls. Phil said he didn't really marry me for these rolls but that they are "an excellent perk!" He also told me he didn't want me to share them on Food Friday because they are soooo special.

A special recipe is certainly fitting for a special day.

Today is World Bread Day (see the link to the left - under the CD giveaway announcement). People all over the world are making bread, enjoying it, and blogging about it.

I made mom's rolls (and cinnamon rolls). Yummy!

And now ... drum roll (pun intended) ...
the recipe

In a small bowl combine and then brew until very frothy (usually about 5 minutes):
1/4 C warm water
2 T yeast
1 t sugar

In a large bowl stir/dissolve:
1/2 C oil
1/2 C sugar
3/4 C hot water

Add and stir well:
2 t salt
3 eggs
yeast mixture

Mix in (it should still be somewhat sticky and a little lumpy):
4 1/2 C sifted flour

Raise for one hour.

Punch down and on a floured surface roll out until about 1/3 inch thick rectangle. Brush softened butter on the dough. Cut into triangles and roll from the fat side to the point. Place rolls on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray (like Pam).

Raise for an additional hour.

Bake at 400 f for 9-12 minutes.

total project time: 2.5 - 3 hours

For cinnamon rolls follow the above through brushing the rectangle with softened butter. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon and brown sugar. Roll the rectangle then cut. Place on baking sheet (or to make a nice give away, arrange them on a circular cake pan - you can then place them on a round plate as a tasty gift).

Raise for an additional hour.

Bake at 375 f for 22-28 minutes.

total project time: 3 hours

6 response(s):

Cassavaugh Family said...

So I am definitly going in to make these right now! I forgot it is bread day but have had bread on my mind. Hmmm Anyway, I got on your blog to not only check to see if your post for food friday was up but to grab the pizza dough recipe for dinner tonight. :) I can already smell the bread baking!

Jenny said...

Mmmmm!Thanks for the recipe! I'm just putting stew in the crock pot and these rolls will be perfect with it! I'm going to go start it all right now! Num! Num!

Alisha said...

Very close to my mom's famous rolls! Look very yummy!

Corrie said...

I think that for our next 'crafty night' we could make those cinnamon rolls. Baking is a craft...
now I have a craving...

zorra said...

Thank you for sharing your Mom's recipe with us. What a privilege!

Thx for your participation in WBD'08.

Lien said...

I love these, thanks for sharing your mother's special recipe with us. Even though I'm already married I place them on my baking list!!!