Sunday, June 21, 2009

Freezer Rolls

This recipe comes from an awesome cookbook we got for our wedding, Favorite Brand Name Best Loved Recipes. It has great, simple recipes that use common ingredients.
1 1/4 C warm water
2 envelopes active dry yeast
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C warm milk
1/3 C softened butter or margarine
1 1/2 tsp salt
5 1/2 to 6 C flour
2 eggs
Dissolve yeast into 1/2 C warm water. Add remaining warm water, sugar, warm milk, butter, salt and 2 cups of flour. Using an electric mixer or KitchenAid beat for two minutes at medium speed. Add the eggs and 1/2 C of flour and beat on high for two minutes.
Stir in enough of the leftover flour to make a soft dough then put it on a floured surface. Knead for about 8-10 minutes and cover with plastic wrap. Let the dough rest for about 20 minutes.
Punch the dough down and then shape into any shape. Put them on greased baking sheets and cover the rolls with plastic wrap making sure they are sealed. Plut them in the freezer for up to one week. Once they are frozen, they can be moved to plastic bags. (If you don't want to freeze them, shape the dough, put it on a greased pan, cover with a towel, and follow the rest of the directions.)
Remove the rolls from the freezer and put them on greased baking sheets. Cover them and let them rise for 1-1 1/2 hours or until about doubled in size. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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