Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Buttermilk Rolls


2 TBSP yeast
1/2 TBSP sugar in
1/2 cup warm water

2 eggs
3/4 cups sugar

In a saucepan warm:
2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup margarine or butter

1/2 tsp. soda
2 tsp. salt

Stir the buttermilk mixture into the yeast and egg mixture. Gradually add 6 cups flour to form a soft dough. Place in a greased bowl cover and let rise for 60 minutes or until double in size. Punch dough down and make into either dinner rolls or sweet rolls.

DINNER ROLLS: Roll out dough about 1/2 inch thick, cut with biscuit cutter, dip in melted butter, place in pan close together. Let rise 45 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Makes about 6 dozen.

**SWEET ROLLS: Divide dough into three equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 18 x 12 inch rectangle. On each rectangle spread 1 Tablespoons softened butter, sprinkle 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon all over. Roll up the long side so your roll is 18 inches. Slice in 3/4 inch thick rolls. Place on greased pan. Let rise for 45 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Cool slightly, frost with frosting. Makes about 6 dozen.

Sprinkle 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts
Sprinkle 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries

ORANGE ROLLS: Follow instructions for rolling out sweet rolls. Mix 1/4 cup orange juice concentrate with 1/4 cup softened butter, add 1 tsp grated orange peel. Spread on rectangle of dough. Roll up and slice 3/4 inches thick. Place on greased pan, let rise for 45 minutes. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Cool slightly, frost with frosting.

1 4 ounce package of cream cheese, softened
6 TBSP milk
3 cups powdered sugar

Whisk the cream cheese with mixer until creamy. Add the milk and whisk until blended. Slowly add the powdered sugar, whisk until smooth. Spread over the rolls. Serve immediately.

Holy Smokes! They were to die for. Amazing!
Let me tell you a little funny story. On "Chocolate on my cranium's" blog, she has the recipe posted as doubled. I decided to cut the recipe in half for our family. I had to leave early to teach a class, so I told Mike to finish making the rolls. I forgot to mention that we were cutting the recipe in half. So when it came time to add the brown sugar
, cinnamon, and butter he just did as he was told. Let's just say that those were some of the best "Sweet rolls" I've ever had. We both think it was like cotton candy that melts in your mouth, or kinda like a Krispy Kreme. Yum!!!!

PS I didn't get a picture because we ate them so fast!


Ingrid said...

HOly smokes is right! Seriously?Cotton candy or Krisy Kremes?! I'm all over these. It's actually probably a good thing that you didn't post a photo.

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