Friday, March 6, 2009

Food Friday - One Hour Rolls (the best yet!)

I have been on a quest. Not a quest for treasure or fame. Nay, what would I do with those things? My quest has been for a roll recipe that works well here (my mom's awesome recipe has been ok here but not the quality I was used to while living out West). I have failed to modify her recipe in order to make it work here. Is it the humidity? Is it the altitude? I know not and I have been very sad about it. During my quest to find a good dinner roll recipe (one that could compete with mom's) I have had another quest. I don't know about you but quite often I don't have three hours to make rolls. I REALLY wanted to find a good, yet quick, roll recipe.

Little did I know that my two (seemingly separate) quests would converge and be won simultaneously!

Behold, the fabulous one-hour roll that actually tastes better than my mom's recipe does here (it isn't quite as good as my mom's recipe at home).

5 t Yeast
1/4 C warm water
1 1/2 C buttermilk (I think this is the real key)
1/4 C sugar
1/2 C oil
1 t salt
4 1/2 C flour (I did 2 1/2 of wheat and 2 C white)
1/2 t baking soda

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a small bowl.
  2. In mixing bowl, combine buttermilk, sugar, oil, and salt, then mix.
  3. Add the yeast mixture once it has become frothy, then mix well.
  4. Add flour and baking soda.
  5. Knead (with machine or by hand) until the dough is smooth (2-5 minutes).
  6. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  7. Roll out the dough until it is about 1/4 inch thick.
  8. Cut into triangles and roll from wide side to thin (forming a crescent).
  9. Place on cookie sheet (with nonstick spray on it).
  10. Let rise for 30 minutes.
  11. Bake in preheated 425f oven for 10 minutes.
These have a fabulous texture. This week I used honey instead of sugar and that worked great. I also reduced the oil slightly.

Enjoy making really good rolls in an hour!

3 response(s):

Cassavaugh Family said...

Cool! I will have to try this one. I hate the time factor so this is great.

amy greenway said...

I made these tonight and they were just as good and easy as you said. VERY good! Thanks.

I still haven't received my "major award" but when I do I'll get the requested item to you. Nice code talk eh?

Valerie said...

I have buttermilk and will be trying this one tonight. Thanks for sharing.