Monday, August 30, 2010

French Bread Rolls

Okay I know I have not posted for an entire week. Our house has had every event from illness to company and I have not even had time to cook, let alone blog about the cooking. This week I should be back on track and plan on posting a yummy dessert recipe next. For now, I am pulling this one out that I tried quite a while ago. This is an easy homemade roll and doesn't require eggs or butter, which is also good for those that need dairy-free recipes. It is getting cooler here and warm rolls sound better all the time!

Makes about one dozen rolls
Recipe source: All Recipes

What You Need:
1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups all-purpose flour

In a large bowl, stir together warm water, yeast, and sugar. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
To the yeast mixture, add the oil, salt, and 2 cups flour. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough has pulled away from the sides of the bowl. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

Deflate the dough, and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 12-14 equal pieces, and form into round balls. Place on lightly greased baking sheets at least 2 inches apart. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Bake for 12-13 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Enjoy!

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