Monday, January 7, 2013

60 (okay, 90) minute rolls & cinnamon butter

dear blog,

did i mention that i made a turkey yesterday!??? it was really empowering. like, i could throw my own thanksgiving now (not without lots of help from my roommates though.) but it turned out beautifully & it was actually (relatively) stress free and fun!

here's the recipe that i always use for rolls & the recipe for cinnamon butter a la texas roadhouse.

60 minute rolls
(from my aunt shirley- i make them in the bread machine so they take 90+ minutes instead)

3 1/2 to 4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons (or one packet) of yeast
1 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup butter

in a large bowl, mix 1 1/2 cup flour, sugar, salt & yeast. in a saucepan, heat milk, water & butter to between 120 & 130ºF. combine dry and wet ingredients and mix. add 1/2 cup more flour; mix. stir in flour until you reach a soft dough. knead. put in a greased bowl and set bowl in skin temperature water for 15 minutes. knead. shape. let rise for 15 minutes. bake at 425ºF for 12 minutes. (for the bread machine i melt the butter & add all the wet ingredients in first. then add the flour & dry ingredients and set the machine to dough and voila!)

cinnamon butter
(from here)

1 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk, chilled
1/2 teaspoon corn syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon

add all ingredients and blend with a hand-mixer or food processor or whatever you have! store in the refrigerator.


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