Monday, September 29, 2008

Jillian the Homemaker

Anyone who knows me well knows that I'm famous (in the family and neighborhood at least) for my homemade rolls. They're delicious. I ran across the recipe about 10 years ago, and could do it in my sleep now. I try to make them on Sundays, but at least on Fast Sundays...make them to go with my potato/cheese soup on a rainy day...make them to put chicken salad on...make them to bribe my wonderful, amazing, generous big brother Dan when I need him to fix my computers...they're magic!
Jillian has never made them. She's helped me on many a Saturday night with melting the butter and adding the milk. And on many a Sunday morning, helping me roll them up...but she's never flown solo.
Her dorm decided to do up a real Sunday dinner yesterday...I think they're all missing their mother's home cooked Sunday meals! They each chose a part of the meal to be responsible for...Jill decided to try the rolls. AND took on doing a double batch to take to all of the girl!
They turned out great. I'm so proud of her!

Here is the basic recipe:
1 stick butter, melted
add: 1 c. milk, cook until warm

2 tsp yeast (or one pkg.)
1 T. sugar
Mix together w/couple tablespoons warm water to make yeast soup

Mix together:
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp salt
3 eggs

to this add the milk/butter mixture and yeast mixture and stir
add: 4 c. flour (In the interest of my low carbness now, I use mostly whole wheat flour or a combo of whole wheat/soy flour. They still turn out yummy. Judging by these pictures Jillian went for the full octane white stuff!)

This is a very sticky dough. Now you can leave it over night to raise. Or if you're doing it the same day raise for about 4 hrs.
Divide dough into 2 equal parts. Roll out each part into a circle and cut out 12 wedges. Roll up and let raise again for 3 or 4 hrs.
Bake at 350 for 10-12 min.


Lesley said...

I'm so impressed. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I'm going to try making them. I have to admit although I'm a pretty good cook and can bake stuff, I've hardly ever (I think maybe never) made homemade rolls. I'll let you know how they turn out.

Angie said...

It's funny... I was just thinking I needed to ask you for your yummy roll recipe. I remember getting it at an enrichment once, but it's long You read my mind again :) I'm so glad you blog!

jillian said...

Yay! I can comment on your blog now! :) Love you!!

Bea said...

Way to go Jillian, it is great to be able to "do" something no-one else can or are to intimidated to try. Perhaps at the Christmas Party.......? we could have a tasters table?

frontporchfriend said...

See why we send them to college? To let them fly solo with all of the things we hope we taught them before they left us! Good for her!And double good for you for being an excellent teacher!

whitty said...

Good for Jill! I remember the early days of college, when you finally get sick of ramen and macaroni, and you really want a roast. I will say I never tried rolls until this year for an Enrichment activity. She's way ahead of me.