From the Garden to the Kitchen
Yardboy, this weather has me indoors baking breads and rolls. Here’s a recipe from a reader which is perfect for anyone who is too busy to make homemade rolls in one day. The dough for these rolls stays good up to 3 days in the fridge!
Refrigerator Sweet Rolls
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
1/2 cup warm water (105-110 degrees)
2 pkgs active dry yeast
2 eggs, beaten
4-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Soft butter or margarine
Heat milk until bubbles form. Add sugar, salt and 1/2 cup butter; stir to dissolve and cool to lukewarm. Pour water into large warm bowl. Sprinkle yeast over water and stir to dissolve. With a wooden spoon, stir in milk mixture, beaten eggs and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth, about 2 minutes. Gradually add rest of flour, beating until dough is stiff, smooth and cleans sides of bowl. Turn into large greased bowl.
Cover bowl with sprayed foil and refrigerate for 2 hours or longer. Dough will rise to top. (Note from Rita: this usually means dough will double in size). May be refrigerated up to 3 days. To use, cut off amount needed, refrigerate remainder. Shape rolls and place in sprayed muffin tins. Cover loosely with sprayed plastic wrap. Set in warm place (85 degrees), free from drafts, until double in bulk, Preheat oven to 350 and bake 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Recipe yields at least 2 dozen rolls.
-Rita Heikenfeld, CCP / Herbalist www.abouteating.com
[The secret to our long marriage is that we take time to go to a restaurant two times a week - a little candlelight, dinner, soft music, dancing. Rita goes on Tuesdays and I go on Fridays. -Frank Heikenfeld]
That’s it for this Week
OBKB. That’s it for this week. Mid 30’s on Friday, then more snow moving in over the weekend. This winter will give us plenty of ‘party conversation’ when we talk about the weather! Now, do yourself a favor. Go out and have the best day of your life. See ya. RW, the Yardboy. (Join us during our live chat line Saturday 6-9am (Saturday morning garden party with Joe and Ron) at www.ronwilsononline.com.)