Mostly silent Saturday

Perfect meal for a cold, rainy Saturday-mustard glazed roast beast with winter vegetables, green beans with balsamic vinegar dressing and homemade rolls.  Perfect surprise for a cold, rainy Saturday-Riah!

In order to honor Mostly Silent Saturday, I will now shut up shuttin’ up and give you the recipe for the rolls.  These will be on my Christmas dinner table.  Not the ones I made today. They will be hard as rocks by then.  I’ll go ahead and make a new batch on Christmas.  Just so we’re all clear on that. Now I’m really shuttin’ up.

Dinner Rolls (from Taste of Home Magazine)

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1-1/4 cups warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Additional melted butter, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water with 1 teaspoon sugar. Add the milk, butter, eggs, salt, 3 cups flour and remaining sugar; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down; turn onto a lightly floured surface. Divide in half; shape each portion into 12 balls. Place rolls in two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pans; cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Lightly brush with melted butter if desired. Place pans on wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 2 dozen.If Cooking for Two: Freeze baked rolls in heavy-duty freezer bags; thaw when ready to use.

 

Nutrition Facts: 1 roll (calculated without additional butter) equals 173 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 187 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

xoxoxox,

jane

P.S. Snow is in the forecast!  Yay!

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