Thursday, March 25, 2010
Fool-proof Knot Rolls
A friend asked me to help make rolls for a wedding. I am not a "bread-maker" and making anything with yeast totally intimidates me. She swore that these were fool-proof, and this fool did it! I was so proud to be able make these yummy, flaky rolls. Thanks, Marisa!!
½ c. very warm water
2 Tbls Yeast
Pinch of sugar
Mix with a whisk:
1 C (2 sticks) melted butter or marg
¾ c sugar
2 ½ tsp. salt
Add yeast mixture, 2 c. very warm water and 8 c. flour
Mix well with a spoon/spatula (no mixer!!) until you can’t see the flour
Refrigerate till cold- at least 5 hours- best overnight!
2 hours before ready to serve:
Dump dough onto well floured surface. Shape into a log then roll/ squish
into a rectangle shape about 6-8 in. tall by 3 feet long. Cut with pizza cutter
into 36 strips. Stretch and tie each strip into a knot and place on greased cookie sheet.
Let rise till double in bulk.
Bake 350 13-15 minutes. Makes 3 dozen yummy rolls!
* Doughnuts: deep fry and glaze
* Orange Rolls: Coat with sugar and grated orange rind; frost with orange
* Cinnamon Rolls: Coat with brown sugar and cinnamon; frost