Monday, October 20, 2008

Daily Bread

Oh carbs, how I love you. I adore you in all shapes and ways, but when you come in the form of warm yeasty bread you are truly at your best. And these rolls are some of the best. Just look at them - big, soft, fluffy and yeasty....mmmmm. Plus they are super easy! The dough can be made in your bread machine, then they just need 40 minutes of rising before you can pop them into the oven. 15 minutes later you'll be in bread heaven. These were awesome (if not slightly large) dinner rolls, and next time we make burgers I'm making these babies to serve them on. But don't wait until your next grilling - make these now!

Bread Machine Rolls

3 cups bread flour
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup dry milk powder
1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

1 egg white
2 tablespoons water

Place the bread flour, sugar, salt, milk powder, water, butter, and yeast in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Set on Dough cycle; press Start.

Remove risen dough from the machine, deflate, and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into twelve equal pieces, and form into rounds. Place the rounds on lightly greased baking sheets. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth, and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a small bowl, mix together the egg white and 2 tablespoons water; brush lightly onto the rolls. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown.

1 comment:

Dana McCauley said...

Remember Frankie Goes to Hollywood's song "Relax" and how it spawned those Choose Life shirts? I have a knock off that says Choose Carbs.

I totally get your love affair with them.