Warm homemeade breads, fresh from the oven, are hard to beat…AND hard to do in our busy lives. Way too often we find ourselves grabbing something fromt he freezer section or factory made because we just don’t have the time to make it ourselves.
These quick yeast rolls are great. They save time and smell wonderful. It will take about 2 hours from the time you remove from the freezer until you serve the dinner rolls..and altho that is much less time than if you were doing them from scratch sometimes you just don’t have even that time…This recipe is versatile and you can also bake them just until done but not browned, about 8-10 minuts…THEN freeze them. That way you have your very own brown and serve rolls. How easy is that?
5 1/2-6 1/2 c flour
1/2 c sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 pkgs yeast
1 1/4 warm c water
1/2 c milk
1/3 c butter
Mix yeast and lukewarm water with about 2 tbs of the sugar. Let proof about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt the butter, mix with the milk and eggs. Beat well. Add the liquid ingredients, salt and sugar to the yeast. Mix well. Add the flour until dough is formed. Knead for 10 minutes, adding flour as necessary to get a soft, elastic dough.
Let rest 20 minutes. Punch down, shape into rolls and place on greased baking sheets. Freeze at this point, then bag in ziploc bags when frozen. May be frozen up to 4 weeks. When ready to use remove from freezer and place on greased baking sheet for 1 1/2 hours.bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Let rise until doubled. Bake at 350 until done but not browned about 8-10 minutes. Cool and freeze. When ready to serve, remove from freezer and bake until golden brown…about 10 minutes.