Monday, June 28, 2010

Make Do Monday: Homemade rolls

We were invited to my older son's home for a Father's Day dinner last Saturday.  I was asked to bring a vegetable dish but then a few days before the party my daughter in love asked if I could bring rolls, too.  I had already gone over my food budget for the week and I didn't want to dip into next weeks budgeted money so I decided to make-do with what I had on hand. I made 3 batches and all it cost me was my time.

One of my favorite bread recipes is from Laine's.  I have 2 bread makers which helps the process go much faster.  I used my bread makers a lot when the children lived at home but rarely do these days since we're eating a lower carb diet. I had considered getting rid of the bread makers for that reason but I'm glad I didn't since it saved me some money. 

Uncle Raymond's Rolls by Laine
Put in the bread machine in order:
1 c. warm water
2 T. oil
3 T. brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 egg
3 c. bread flour
2 1/2 tsp. yeast

Hit dough cycle. Let rise in machine until doubled. Take dough out onto a floured counter, and using a pizza cutter, cut dough in half. Then cut each half into six pieces. Then cut each piece into three pieces. You will end up with 36 pieces. Grease a large muffin tin (12 muffins). Put three pieces in each section, then cover and let rise 'til doubled. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.


  1. those look really good. My family likes homemade bread so much and I think it is one thing that always make low-cost meals seem expensive and satisfying.
    I use my 20+ year old Kitchenaid mixer to knead my dough

  2. I wish we could eat more of them but we stay clear these days except for the occasional family party. I've neve rused my Kitchenaid mixer for the dough but I've heard many who do. I love to use my breadmakers but I dont' like to bake in them. I take the dough out and bake it in the oven. Hope you have a great day!

  3. What a coincidence! I used my breadmaker yesterday.. don't often anymore either, I've downsized to just one. I made dough to make buns for some pulled pork BBQ. I froze some last time I made and was planning to have that today--so I was going to make buns--but the day was so eventful I ended up popping the dough into a pan and making it into bread. I gave Hubby some last night and he said--'this is good! Tastes like my Aunt Elaine's buns'. yah.. it was.

  4. How pretty your site is! Finally someone ;) isn't downloading half the internet so I can get all of it to load. Have you checked out the Carb Addict's Diet? We've been eating what I call "Balanced Carbs" so people don't get upset. So we sometimes indulge in a little bread or even a dessert. Those look really yummy, have you tried them with whole wheat?

  5. Those look really good. It's one of our favorite roll recipes too. Like you, I take the dough out and bake it in the oven. They make the kitchen smell so good. Good for you for making do. Thank you for the follow. I look forward to more of your posts.

  6. They look really yummy!I don't make allot of stuff with yeast and I don't have a bread machine because I don't want to store it.


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