Monday, November 26, 2007

butterhorn dinner rolls

ok, so these are the rolls my whole family goes crazy for and devours every holiday. this was the first time making them by myself so i had a few tips from my mom and oldest sister and figured i'd try to document the process so it would make it easier for anyone to figure this out in the future. so here goes the step by step tutorial.

1 T. yeast dissolved in 3 T. warm water and 1 t. sugar
1 c. salted (salted really makes a difference) butter
2 eggs, beaten
4 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1 c. warm milk
1 t. salt

cream butter and sugar. add eggs. add alternatively flour (with salt), and milk and lastly, dissolved yeast. dough will be sticky and the consistency of cookie dough. refrigerate overnight. (the dough won't have risen really by morning) but will be pretty hard, so take out about 30 minutes before you want to start working the dough. cut in fourths.

roll out dough in as perfect a circle as you can. about 1/4 t0 1/8" thick. melt 1 stick of salted butter, spread over dough, then cut into wedges like so.

roll into horns from large to small end into horns like shown below. put on buttered (or i use a silpat - which i love) cookie sheet, cover with a dishtowel and raise for three hours. (fills two trays)

after 30 minutes, they look like this. not much more raised but, just a little bit.

bake at 350° for 20 minutes. brush hot rolls with more of the melted butter. serve as soon as possible.

enjoy these delicious. rolls. easy recipe but fairly time consuming and very worth the effort.

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