Friday, January 11, 2013

Quick and Easy Rolls

* 1 packet active dry yeast
* 1 cup plus 2 tbsp lukewarm water (110 F)
* 1/3 cup vegetable oil
* 1/4 cup sugar
* 1 egg
* 1 tsp salt
* 3 to 3 1/2 cups AP flour (375 - 437.5g AP flour)

1. Dissolve yeast in water, then add the sugar and oil.  Let this stand for 5 minutes.
2. Add the egg, salt and enough flour to form a soft dough.
3. Turn onto a floured surface.  Knead until smooth and elastic, approximately 5 minutes.  If desired, let the dough rise for approximately 30 minutes.  If not time to rise, divide the dough into 8-12 pieces. Shape each into a ball and place on a greased cookie sheet, about 3 inches apart.
4.  Cover and let the rolls rise for 30 minutes.
5. Bake at 325 for 8-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Cool and a wire rack.

These rolls were a bit dense.  I wanted to try the version without the first rise, and so that contributed to the "dense-ness" I believe.  When I make them again, I will use the optional first rise and see how that changes things.  They were very good for the pork sandwiches that we used them for, as the bbq sauce really soaked into the bread.  I think they would be lovely for hamburgers, or even could be shaped into hot dog rolls!

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