When I need a super easy roll that takes no kneading and no thought, I turn to this recipe.
The recipe comes from the 2nd Pillsbury Bake Off in the 1950s. It won a whopping $4000. It’s still a winner to me.
1 Tbls yeast
1/4 cup warm water
3 Tbls sugar
4 Tbls butter
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup milk, scalded (see instructions below for my cheat)
1/2 cup cold water
1 egg, slightly beaten
4 cups flour
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Put the butter, milk, salt and sugar in a pyrex bowl and microwave 2 or so minutes or until the butter melts and the milk boils rapidly…watch it, it may spill all over your microwave. Cool the milk mixture by adding the cold water. Let sit a bit longer….you don’t want to kill your yeast. Place flour in a large bowl. Add the yeast/water and the milk mixture. Stir until well blended. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in bulk…about 1 hour. Punch down the dough and spoon into greased muffin tins (this makes 18). Cover and let rise about 45 minutes. Bake 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
Dump out onto a wire wrack to cool….or serve immediately. These rolls have a great chewy texture.
What did you bake today?