November 13, 2020 at 4:45 pm #27345November 13, 2020 at 7:37 pm #27349
I’m going to try the kaf pull apart butter buns. I like that potato flour is used which will make them tender.November 13, 2020 at 8:03 pm #27350Mike NolanKeymaster
Sorry I’m late to the topic, but Hamelman’s soft butter rolls are excellent. My personal favorite for dinner rolls remains Parker House rolls, but they’re a lot of work.November 13, 2020 at 9:50 pm #27354BakerAuntParticipant
I like to make Ellen’s (formerly Moonie) buns as rolls, usually dividing the dough into 16 pieces and baking in a 10×10 pan.November 14, 2020 at 7:59 am #27358
Since you only want 12, I suggest English Batter Buns from Taste of Home. Here’s the link: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/english-batter-buns/
They’re good using the shortening called for in the recipe. They’re excellent substituting 1/2 cup butter for the 1/2 cup shortening. I’ve made them both ways for guests and never had a complaint when using shortening.
Have you considered making more than a dozen rolls and freezing the extras? I buy cheap sandwich bags & put one roll in each bag, then put all of them in a freezer bag. When I want a roll or two, I take them from both bags and microwave them. You’d have to experiment with your microwave, but in mine, one roll is adequate defrosted in 25 seconds; two rolls in 50 seconds. To thaw out more, you’d need to put them in foil and place in heated oven. I don’t know the particulars of temperature or time, but I’ve seen KABC state this. A call to their Hotline or message on the website might clarify this for you.
Like Mike, my favorite rolls are Parker House. They are time intensive but oh so worth the effort. My second favorite are Butterhorn. I use the recipe in a Mennonite cookbook.
November 14, 2020 at 9:07 am #27365cwcdesignParticipant
- This reply was modified 2 weeks, 2 days ago by Italiancook.
25 minutes seems like an awful lot of time in the microwave, ItalianCook. When I thaw an English muffin or bagel (granted it’s to put in the toaster). I do it for around 25 seconds wrapped in paper towel and it does the trick to thaw them.November 14, 2020 at 9:45 am #27366Mike NolanKeymaster
I suspect she meant 25 seconds, not 25 minutes.November 14, 2020 at 10:50 am #27369
Thanks for catching my major mistake, cwdesign. Mike is right, I meant seconds, NOT minutes. I have corrected my post.November 14, 2020 at 11:36 am #27371
Thanks BakerAunt, I’ll look up the Hamelman recipe. I’m actually making mommies buns today. Italiancook, I printed out the taste of home recipe to try. Thank you. I really don’t like freezing buns so usually make 1/2 a recipe so we can eat them fresh. I do want to try the kaf pull aparts, too, and will make half the recipe. Thank you all.November 14, 2020 at 1:34 pm #27372S_WirthParticipant
This is a recipe many loved on the oldBC. First podted by lsb and adapted by MrsM for dough in bread machine:
Best In Show Dinner Rolls
Submitted by MrsM on December 01, 2009 at 9:57 am
Best in Show Dinner Rolls
Yield 0 File under Yeast Bread/Rolls (not sourdough)
This recipe took Best In Show at the 2007 Hunterdon County Fair in New Jersey. It is from Southern Living, February 1990, and originally posted by LSB. I have modified that recipe and use a bread machine.
The dough is VERY wet, but it does work into very sticky balls.
BEST EVER YEAST ROLLS
1 cup water (8 ounces)
1 stick unsalted butter
2 ounces sugar (1/3 cup)
1/2 teaspoon salt
16 ounces KAF AP flour (3 1/2 cups using 4.5 ounces to equal 1 cup)
2 teaspoons instant yeast
Layer the ingredients in the order listed above in your ABM. Process on dough cycle.
Turn dough out onto a greased surface and fold dough over onto itself several times. Divide dough into 16 parts, about 2 ounces per piece. Shape dough into balls and place balls into a greased 10-inch square pan. If using the egg wash, line the pan with 2 sheets of overlapping parchment paper that comes up both sides, as the egg wash runs and sticks to the pan. Very messy to clean up. : )
Place in microwave, no heat or steam, and let rise 30 minutes. Or cover with a something larger so the cover does not touch the rolls and let rise.
After the 30 minute rise, begin preheating oven to 325 degrees. Just before baking, brush the tops with egg wash and sprinkle with your choice of seeds, or no seeds.
Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes, then turn up the heat to 375 degrees and bake for 13 minutes (while oven is preheating, count that as in the 13 minutes). Or you can experiment baking at a higher temperature and check after 20-25 minutes. I baked them for 30 minutes once, and they were too done, came out a bit dry but still very good. The rolls should be a nice mahogany brown from the egg wash when they are done.November 14, 2020 at 2:52 pm #27375
Hiya, Swirth! Thanks for the recipe. Now I have a bunch to try. I’m over Grands although my husband likes them. LolNovember 14, 2020 at 6:16 pm #27385cwcdesignParticipant
Glad I could help, ItalianCook!November 14, 2020 at 6:26 pm #27387
Now that I know you prefer fresh not frozen rolls, kimbob, I thought of my Angel Biscuit recipe. It’s a refrigerator dough. The instructions say the dough can be refrigerated for up to 5 days and fresh biscuits baked as needed. That reminded me that I’ve seen recipes like that for dinner rolls. I had to search to find the links below, and I’ve never made either of these. They both say dough can be refrigerated for 5 days to bake-off as needed. I wonder, kimbob, if the KABC recipe below is the same one you decided on. since it also have potato flour. FWIW, KABC also has a recipe for refrigerator dough for hard rolls.November 14, 2020 at 6:42 pm #27390
Italiancook, those look great! I like the fact you can keep the dough in the fridge and bake as you need it. That’ll make it easier on Thanksgiving day. Thanks for looking them up for me!November 14, 2020 at 7:04 pm #27391
You’re welcome. I hope one or both recipes work out for you. When we’ve had weekend guests, I’ve used the refrigerated biscuit dough for both breakfasts and then again early in the week for just us. So I hope this works out for you. Happy Baking!
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