Friday, April 3, 2015

Best rolls

I have tried A LOT of roll recipes.  This is my new favorite.  I had a craving for Texas Roadhouse Rolls and I found this.  We fell in love.

4 tsp. yeast
1/2 cup warm water
2 cups milk
3 Tbsp. butter
1/2 cup sugar
7-8 cups flour
2 eggs
2 tsp. salt

     In a small saucepan mix the milk, butter, and sugar over medium low until the butter melts.  Stir constantly.  Let cool.  Meanwhile, in another dish dissolve the yeast into the warm water until frothy (about 10 minutes).  In a stand up mixer with the dough hook knead all of the ingredients together until it comes together, but is still slightly sticky.  
    Place in a greased bowl and let rise in a warm place for an hour or until doubled in size.

Roll out the dough into a large rectangle and fold the dough back over itself.  Press it down lightly with a rolling pin to seal the two together.
Cut it into squares using a pastry cutter and place on greased baking sheets.  Let rise covered for thirty minutes.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes depending on the size of your rolls.  When they come out of the oven immediately rub a stick of butter over the tops.

These freeze great!