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.