So, about 12 years ago, my mother in law bought me on of these:
At the time she gave me this awesome gift, I wasn't really in to cooking and baking like I am currently. This lovely item has been just sitting in my cupboard.
FOR 12 YEARS!
I think I have used it once or twice.
Well, since I have this new found love of cooking and recipes-I can't wait to add baking to my repertoire. This little gadget is going to come in handy and I can't wait to start putting this mixer to use.
*Please send me your favorite bread and roll recipes so I can give them a try!
Today, I made rolls from one of my favorite recipe sites. Each recipe I have tried from this site has been a huge hit with everyone in our family. Now, on to the Rolls.
Fluffy Dinner Rolls
*Recipe and Photo from Jamie Cooks It Up!
3/4 C milk
4 T butter
3/4 C hot water
4 T sugar
1 t salt
4 - 4 1/2 C flour
1 heaping T yeast (I use active dry, but instant would work as well)
1. Pour your milk into a microwave safe container. These Pyrex glass measuring cups work fabulously. Add your butter to the milk and put it in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes.
2. Preheat your oven to 170 degrees. While the milk is getting nice and toasty, turn on the tap to get your hot water. Temperature is important to making these rolls rise quickly. .
3. Put your milk/butter and hot water in the bottom of your Kitchen Aid Mixer. Add the sugar and salt. Then add 2 C of the flour...let it mix for 1 minute.
4. Add the yeast. Turn the mixer on and add the rest of the flour 1 C at a time.
5. You have enough flour when the dough scrapes the side of the bowl clean. Mix on medium speed for 5 minutes.
6. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 5 minutes. You need the plastic wrap to trap the heat.
7. Take a stick of butter and coat the inside of a 9x13 pan.
8. Spray your counter, or a cutting board with cooking spray. Lay your dough on top of it.
9. Take a sharp knife, spray it with cooking spray and cut your dough into 12 pieces.
10. Gently round them into balls, and put them in your buttered 9x13 pan.
11. Put the pan into your warm 170 degree oven. Let them rise for about 20 minutes or until they have risen about 1 inch above the rim of the pan.
12. Leave your pan in the oven and turn the heat up to 350 degrees. Bake for 15 minutes. This time includes the time it takes the oven to increase in temperature. Bake until golden brown.
13. Brush with a little softened butter and serve warm.