Potluck Rolls and Figuring Out My Camera

My family loves these rolls. It’s a recipe I found in a Taste of Home magazine years ago. I don’t make them quite as often now because it’s just the two of us and this make 30 rolls. But they sure are yummy! 

Oh, and about the second part of the post title…I was playing around with my camera, trying different settings. That’s why some of the pictures may look a little off. 

Ready for those yummy rolls? Let’s get started.

yeast roll recipe 

Whatcha Need

  • 1 package (1/4 oz) active yeast
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar divided
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 to 115 degrees) divided
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup instant nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 5 1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour

Putting It All Together

IMG_1940In a mixing bowl, add yeast, 

IMG_1941 1 teaspoon sugar 

IMG_1942with 1/2 cup water . Stir to dissolve. 

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Let sit for a couple on minutes.

IMG_1944Add eggs. Looks like eyes. 

IMG_1945 Pour in melted butter. 

IMG_1946 I see a bear’s face. 

IMG_1948 Add the powdered milk, making ears, nose and a mouth. Just kidding. Do add the milk though. 

IMG_1949 Don’t forget the salt. And make sure you read the recipe correctly and add the full 1 1/4 teaspoon. Doesn’t taste right if you don’t. Just trust me on this on.  

IMG_1953 Add 3 cups flour,

IMG_1956the remaining water,

IMG_1958and sugar. 

IMG_1960Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes or until smooth.

IMG_1965Stir in enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough. 

IMG_1966 What my soft dough looks like. Tried to find my bear in there, but it was gone. :(

IMG_1967 Turn onto a lightly floured surface. This is not a lightly floured surface. 

IMG_1969 Knead for 6-8 minutes. I usually just do it for 6 minutes. My hands get tired. Ok, no picture of this. Hard to knead and take a picture. 

IMG_1970 My ball of dough. 

IMG_1972Place in a greased bowl and turn once to grease the top. 

IMG_1973Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until double in size. That takes about 1 1/2 hours.

IMG_1977I was making Crock Pot Steak and Veges, so I put the bowl mix to it for the heat to help it rise. In the winter, I put the bowl on a heating pad, covered with a towel and on low. My kitchen is cool in the winter and this helps it to rise. 

IMG_1979 I would call that doubled in size, wouldn’t you? 

IMG_1980Punch it down. Just one punch. No need to beat it to death. 

IMG_1981Pinch of a small ball of dough. 

IMG_1982 That’s about how big I make them. 

IMG_1983Place in a greased baking pan. Actually it takes two pans. I use my 9 x 13’s.

IMG_1985Cover with plastic and let and let double in size. This time it takes 45 minutes. And this picture is one when I was playing with the manual setting. I still need to play around with it more. 

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After they have risen, remove the plastic and bake for 17-20 minutes at 375 degrees. 

IMG_1991Don’t they look yummy? 

IMG_1993 You just had to see them out of the pan. 

IMG_1994Still playing with the manual setting.

IMG_1995Still playing. This isn’t a good picture at all. 

yeast roll recipeBack on the indoor setting. Still have a lot to learn about my camera. 

But for now, I’m enjoying my roll! 

Until next time,

Jayne

Potluck Rolls
Yields 25
Homemade yeast rolls that are great with any meal.
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Total Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 package (1/4 oz) active yeast
  2. 1/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar divided
  3. 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 to 115 degrees) divided
  4. 1/2 cup butter melted
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 1/4 cup instant nonfat dry milk powder
  7. 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  8. 5 1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, add yeast, 1 teaspoon sugar and 1/2 cup water . Stir to dissolve. Let sit for a couple on minutes. Add eggs. Pour in melted butter. Add the powdered milk and salt, 3 cups flour, the remaining water, and sugar. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes or until smooth. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl and turn once to grease the top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until double in size. About 1 1/2 hours. Punch it down. Pinch off 25-30 small balls of dough. Place in a greased baking pan. Cover with plastic and let and let double in size. About 45 minutes. After they have risen, remove the plastic and bake for 17-20 minutes at 375 degrees.
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About Jayne

I am a housewife desperate to give my heart and home to the Lord. I like to share with others what the Lord has taught to me. Taking care of my family and home are my passion. I like to craft and decorate and to share the ideas I come across with others. I try to find ways to incorporate crafting and decorating with sharing my faith in Jesus.
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4 Responses to Potluck Rolls and Figuring Out My Camera

  1. Carol says:

    I just Googled Taste of Home and my name and found your tutorial of my recipe. It’s still my favorite roll recipe!
    Carol

  2. jkilzer123 says:

    This is a great recipe, they were a huge hit at thanksgiving. Only thing i have wondered is should i use salted instead of unsalted butter (which i have used when i made it last time)?

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