I am not a baker. Not that I don’t like baking, I am just not good at it. I have never successfully made a batch of chocolate chip cookies. Ever. I tried to make Briton’s amazing french bread—fail. I also tried her easy overnight bread… it tasted good but I may or may not have melted kitchen appliances in the process. So when my neighbor Kjell (and fellow blogger from fitritiouslife.com) shared some homemade rolls with me, I was suuuper nervous to try making them myself. But, guys, they were SO easy. And they are heaven. Seriously. Like, light, fluffy, buttery, delicious, little pillows of heaven. The best part? They only take 60 minutes from start to finish. Try these, ladies. Take them to parties, dinners, church functions…. You will be loved. A lot.
First, you will combine the powdered milk, water, sugar, butter and salt into a microwaveable bowl. Throw it in the microwave until its warm (like the temperature of a baby’s bottle).After its warm, add the yeast and beaten egg. Stir a little bit and let it sit for 5 minutes. The yeast will start to proof (get bubbly and foamy). Mix in the flour until it is smooth. Cover and let it rise (about 20 minutes).
Dump out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide in to 4 sections. Roll out one section at a time in to a circle shape.
Cut the dough like pizza slices. Roll each section like a crescent roll. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Repeat with all sections of the dough.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes or until the rolls are a light brown. Brush with butter and try not to eat all of them in one sitting. Seriously, they are that delicious.
Quick and Delicious Dinner Rolls- Makes 4 dozen rolls (or you can half it like I do for 24)
2/3 C. powdered milk
2 ½ C. of water
½ C. sugar
½ C. butter or margarine
2 tsp. salt
2 eggs well beaten
2 Tbsp. dry instant yeast
7 C. flour
Mix the milk, water, sugar, butter and salt in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 2-3 minutes.After mixture is heated, add eggs and instant yeast. Stir briefly. Let stand 5 minutes. After yeast is proofed, stir in flour and mix with a large spoon until smooth. Cover dough and let it rise until it doubles in size (about 20 minutes). Dump dough on to lightly floured surface. Divide in to 4 equal sections. Roll section out into circle. Cut circle in to pizza like slices. Roll each slice up like a crescent and place on a greased baking sheet. Repeat with all sections of dough. Let rolls rise again for 20 minutes. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes or until light brown. Brush with butter and enjoy!