This is the second time making these and they turned out so great. The only thing I did differently was make the rolls smaller. Last time I made them it made 8 rather large rolls, and when I figured out the calories, it was 260! A little high.
So this time I made 16 rolls and they are the perfect size, not too small, but not gigantic either.
2 packets of yeast
1 3/4 cups warm water
4.5 cups all purpose flour
1.5 tsp. table salt
1/8 cups sugar
Sea salt for sprinkling on top before baking
In a mixer, add the flour and warm water and yeast. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add the salt and sugar and using your dough hook, mix for about 5 minutes.
Lightly oil the dough and cover with a towel. Let rise for 1 hour. When I came back the dough was almost outside the bowl!
Punch down the dough and take it out of the mixing bowl. I just kind of formed it into a big ball. Cut it in half to make 4 pieces, then kept cutting the dough pieces in half until you have 16.
Form each of those pieces into a ball shape and place on a cookie sheet coated with cooking spray.
To get a nice browned crust. Take 1/2 cup baking soda and 2 cups of water. Heat on medium heat in a small pan until the baking soda dissolves. Using a pastry brush, brush the tops of the rolls with the baking powder water and then sprinkle with sea salt.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 10-12 minutes until nice and browned on top.
I’m making a fried egg sammy with one for breakfast today. You could also use these rolls for hamburgers too!
So the kids are back in school today after having 2 days off. Mark and Claire sure had a great time in the snow!
We are definitely heading to a huge snow hill by our house this weekend for sledding, its going to be awesome!
Any fun weekend plans?
Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl? Since the Chicago Bears lost, I don’t really have any strong feeling either way, but I still love watching it!