Saturday, November 28, 2009
I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving! We visited family, ate too much, and overall had a great day!
Mandi gave me this recipe, and I use it all the time. I make dinner rolls and pizza bread from it, and am going to try making cinnamon rolls from it soon. Once you make them, store bought dinner rolls just won't taste as good!
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup boiling water
2 packages dry active yeast in 1 cup warm water
6 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add the boiling water and two well-beaten eggs. Pour in the yeast/water mixture. Stir it all together. Add the salt and flour. Mix all together. It will get thick and sticky! Let it rise for one hour in a towel-covered bowl. Shape into rolls (I put mine in muffin tins) and let rise another hour. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly brown.
cinnamon rolls: after dough rises for an hour, roll out dough, and spread on butter and cinnamon and sugar. Roll into a loaf and slice. Put slices in a 9 x 13 pan and let rise for an hour. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
pizza bread: after dough rises for an hour, roll out dough (divide dough into thirds, makes 2-3 loaves) & spread on pizza sauce (or spaghetti sauce), add pepperoni and mozzarella. Roll into loaves and let rise for an hour. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.