Sunday, November 29, 2009

Yeast Rolls

Let the crying begin.  Thanksgiving is over, all but the calories ingested the day before, the day of and the day after!  We finally finished what was left of the turkey, I think we had four more meals out of it and the rest took a trip as we were tired of it by then.  There are a few pumpkin chip cookies left, a few slices of banana bread and there was some pumpkin bread but that seems to have disappeared.........note to self: check the Hubs for pumpkin breath.  :o)

I won another Give Away!  Yep, I'm on a winning streak!  Mrs. Mom over at Horsefeathers Daily Journal recently had a give away and the prize was right up my alley, a good book that is a horse mystery!  Shadow Horse by Alison Hart is the book and it is something not only I can read but is suitable to read to my grandchildren too.  Thank you MM for having such a fun give away, I am enjoying the book so much! Mrs. Mom also has a horse blog that is always full of good information and chuckles. 

Some of you asked about the yeast roll recipe that I use so here it is.  If you have one of the older Betty Crocker Cookbooks you will find it in there under Potato Refrigerator Dough.

1 package active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water  (105*-115*)
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2/3 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 cup luke warm mashed pototoes  (I use the instant mashed potatoes and it works even better then the real)
7-7 1/2 cups flour

Dissolve yeast in the warm water
Stir in sugar,salt,shortening,eggs,potatoes and 4 cups of the flour.
Beat in your mixer until smooth
Mix enough of the remaining flour to make the dough easy to handle.
Now if you have a dough hook with your machine use that, if not turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic using the rest of the flour.
Place into a greased bowl and grease the top of the dough so that it is completely covered.
Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and then I put a piece of tinfoil over that.  (Do not put the tin foil directly on the dough as it will leave little pieces of tin on the dough when you remove it.)
Refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight or until ready to use.  It can be kept up to 5 days in the refrigerator before using.  I don't think I have ever kept it that long but have at least 3-4 days.
Punch down dough and make into a bigger then golf size balls in a greased pan.  (Leave a little space between them or they won't cook well and will be doughy.)
Let rise an hour and a half or until doubled in size.   Bake rolls at 400* for 15-20 minutes.  Check one roll in the center of the pan after ten minutes by pulling the top off to see if it is cooked or doughy and continue cooking until it is done.  (I squeezed them all in a 9X13 pan once and they NEVER cooked and were all sticky and doughy inside.)  Yuck.

These are real stick to your ribs kind of rolls.  They are not light and fluffy.  Once your family has had them they will beg for more.  That is why I had to make five batches of them for Thanksgiving as everyone wants to take some home.  Sliced in two and toasted with a good slathering of butter for breakfast is to die for.  It also is why I have the graphic at the top of this post...........ahem.....

I will put my bow tutorial in my next post.  I need someone to take the pictures as I make them.  I don't think I can do that with one hand.  It makes beautiful bows any size that you want and I feel it makes the package extra special with a nice big bow on it.  :o)  It's a good thing Martha!

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Anita said...

The crying has begun. :)
I blogged about the holiday temptations last week in an attempt to keep me aware of how much I am shoveling into my mouth.
But...I was out running and walking this week. I hope to keep it up.
Best wishes to you.
Oh, and I wish I enjoyed cooking and baking, because your rolls have my mouth watering. :)

Mrs Mom said...

Oh gosh, I think I actually have that cookbook!!! I love the pumpkin and nanner bread recipes in it. Have to look up the yeast rolls!!!!

I really hope you like Shadow Horse. It kinda shocked me just how much I enjoyed it, as other YA books have left me wanting better writing. This one, and Bell's Star (that Mikey won,) are fantastic!! The author promises a return post in May 2010, when the sequel to Shadow Horse comes out. Yay!!

Have a fantastic day MM!! Much love to you all from our little corner of the Southland!

palmtreefanatic said...

woweee look at those yeast rolls! yUMMY!

Valerie said...

Those yeast rolls sound great and when you said sliced open and slathered with butter my mouth watered and I could not help but think of my homemade apple butter.

Needled Mom said...

Congratulations on your win of the book. I know you will enjoy that one. We had our first leftovers tonight and I think I may like them even better that the first day. Could it be that we are too busy entertaining to enjoy the food????.

I do have the BC cookbook so will have to give those rolls a go. They sound so yummy.

The kids left this afternoon so now it is cleaning (table and bed linens) and setting up for a big Christmas dinner next Saturday. Christmas will be here before we know it.

Have a fabulous week. xoxox

Dawn said...

The rolls sound fabulous - just the opposite of mine, which are airy and fluffy.

It's a good thing I'm going to gym all the time, or I could audition for The Biggest Loser and get on!

I'm still having a really hard time getting going on the decorating and shopping. I'm in the "spirit" because of the chorale music, but no "in the mood" for all the trappings!

Mary said...

Congratulations on winning the giveaway. That book looks very interesting.

Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. Enjoy the upcoming week.


PEA said...

Move over, I need to get on that threadmill as well! lol I love leftovers after a holiday meal like that but as you say, after the 3rd or 4th time of having it, can we say "bleck"? lol

Congratulations on winning that giveaway, lucky you!!!! I need to come over and rub your arm for luck cuz I've entered so many giveaways but so far no luck. Woe is me:-( hehe

Thank you so much for posting your yeast rolls recipe, I'm going to print it out. I made a loaf of bread from scratch when Corey was here and it was gone within two days!! He loves his fresh bread that one. lol I love a slice slathered with peanut butter. Yummmm!!

I'm almost done with my Christmas baking and will be happy once it is because I'm tired of being in the kitchen. lol I'll then start the fun of shopping!

I finally finished making a little surprise present for my Pay It Forward participants (which you are one) and I'll be mailing it tomorrow so let me know when it arrives:-) Love you to bits!! xoxox

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What a funny picture. Yes it is that season to indulge ourselves. It help me this year that I left all the leftovers at my daughters home.
Happy Holidays

KC said...

Hello.. sorry I am becoming such a bad blogging buddy.. I'm awful at blogging anymore.. you might be my only reader left :-)
I was just stopping in to say hi and let you know I haven't forgot about you and I'm still alive LOL.
I did aquick scroll though your post.
WOW how fun to meet up with blogging friends.
Your thanksgiving always looks so yummy and so fun.
congrats on the winning of the book and Thanks for the recipe yumm.
now I need to get to bed morning comes way to quickly..

Dawn said...

Hi, friend - it's Wednesday and yesterday I got a nice surprise of a package in the mail - my order from your family's store! Check it out when you have a minute.

Musings of a Housewife said...

Those sound divine.

And also. You need a change of wallpaper. ;-)