Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Butterflake Rolls

Candice asked me to email this recipe. I thought I'd put it out there for all of you as well. These are the rolls I get asked to make for every family gathering. They never last very long. This is my assignment for tomorrow as well. I usually double the recipe. (Steph feel free to add any secrets you've learned in making these.) Steph has carried on the tradition.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Butterflake Rolls (32 rolls)
1 T yeast
1 T sugar
1/4 c warm water
1 cup lukewarm milk (scalded and cooled) (yes, cooled...you don't want to kill your yeast.)
1/2 c butter
1/2 c sugar
3 eggs well beaten (beat these before adding to dough mixture)
3/4 tsp salt
4 1/4 cups of flour

Activate the yeast by sprinkling over the warm water and sprinkling 1 T sugar over that. After yeast is bubblely, mix in all the other ingredients. Knead well.

Let dough raise in a LARGE greased bowl for 5-6 hours or until double in size. (I rub a little oil on the dough to keep it from drying out and also cover with a clean dampened dish cloth.) Roll out half the dough, brush on melted butter and cut into 16 pie shaped pieces. Roll up starting at wide end and place on a greased cookie sheet. Brush again with melted butter. Let raise another 5-6 hours. (With good yeasts these days, I don't have to let it raise as long.)

Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 mins. or until golden brown.

You can make these ahead of time and even freeze them. Just cook them until they are light brown (but not doughy in the middle) and then you can put them back in the oven just before eating to finish browning. Yum, I can't wait for tomorrow.

6 comments:

markjstringham said...

... I feel myself getting festively plump already. You're amazing.

wandering nana said...

I can hardly wait to try these. Thanks for sharing. Hope you are doing better... I am really hating be home right now. Do you make Christmas Banners?

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us... I was so sad to read about your little Hobbes. There's something about that 12-14 year mark. That's a long time be part of a family, which makes it hard to say goodbye.
Thanks again for the recipe.
M.L.

Megan said...

I just checked in with your blog, because you remind me of my mother. She has a blog also. I asked her for our stuffing recipe, so she decided to blog about it. and so it goes! You might like her website and blog (she's super creative...) www.danapowershouse.com and there is a link to her blog. Happy Thanksgiving.

Thimbleanna said...

Thanks for the recipe Kim -- it looks yummy. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving@

ijudclaire said...

Hi Kim how nice of my daughter to hook us up. Yes it seems we have quite a lot in common. I am going to email you a couple pics so you can see for yourself. Lets keep in touch!