Friday, November 12, 2004

Quickie Yeasties

These yeast rolls don't require much of a rising time, as opposed to all the other "quick yeast roll" recipes that deviously toss into the instructions, "Allow to rise about 1 hour..."). The original recipe omits salt for some reason, but I've added it back in without any adverse effects. Also, the original instructions were rather vague, so I just wrote out what I do. Those more experienced in breadmaking might know better methods.

I use white flour, of course. I don't know how they'd do with wheat flour.

2 1/2 Tbs shortening
2 heaping Tbs sugar
1/4 - 1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbs yeast, dissolved in 1 Cup warm water
2 cups flour

Melt shortening, add sugar and salt, mix well. Pour in dissoved yeast. Add flour a little at a time, mixing as you go, until the dough is quite firm. You might use more or less than 2 cups.

Take out the dough and knead it until it's elastic and smooth-ish. Since it's also sticky, it gets all over your hands and looks like something from a 50s horror movie.

Peel the dough off your hands using a little more flour if necessary, then let it sit for 15 minutes.

Roll into balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Alternatively, place three small balls of dough in a muffin cup to create mini "cloverleaf" rolls. Bake in a 450-degree oven for about 15 minutes, or when the tops barely start browning.

-- SJ

1 comment:

Kevin & Amy said...

Yum - I will have to try this sometime. Bet the little bit of sugar added gives it a nice hint of sweetness. Thanks for posting. -Amy