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Dinner Rolls

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I’m hoping that bread making skill will come in time. I obviously am not a good bread maker and I have NO IDEA what I’m doing wrong. It’s not hard, it’s fluffy, but it’s definitely not airy and light. My research showed that I may have used too much flour. I’m trying to learn though. It’s not really that easy. I’ll keep trying.

My sister had a baby girl. She’s the sweetest, cutest, precious baby ever. My sister doesn’t live in my state currently. Her husband is in the military. I don’t know when he’ll leave, but my heart is sad, because I don’t get to see my Ada much…My husband used to be in the military and I guess this must be how my family felt when we were gone. I don’t know, but I just have very mixed feelings. Sometimes I feel like I’ve lost my sister…maybe forever. We’ve really struggled the last year to get along and have a good relationship. I just let her come to me to speak,  because she has to make that move. I figure one day she’ll rather spend her time with me than her friends and stuff. I remember what it’s like being 18. It’s one of those when it’s bad it’s bad, when it’s good it’s really good relationships. She is a lot younger than I am. I changed her diapers and loved on her when she was little, even up until now. I think that we both forget we’re both human and we both have feelings. It’s this way with my mother too. Sometimes she reads a text and jumps down my throat because she says I’m being bossy or whatever. The truth is I must just be a crappy texter haha. Honestly, I’m just laughing it off. You can’t dwell on sadness, or hurt feelings. You focus on the happy thoughts, the good things in life. All I want is for my sister’s husband to decide to come home. I miss my sister and I want my niece home so I can spoil her crazy rotten! Beware people, if my sister is ok with you, you might see some crazy amounts of Ada photos. I just can’t post the pictures without her permission…but you no idea how tempted I am! HAHA

This is a King Authur recipe!

  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 cups warm milk ( 100 – 110°F)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons yeast, instant preferred
  • 6 to 7 cups  All-Purpose Flour
  1. Combine the water, milk, butter, sugar, salt and yeast in a large bowl, or the bowl of your stand mixer. Stir well and let sit for 6 to 8 minutes, or until you see the yeast begin to foam.
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    –> Add 5 cups of flour and mix by hand or with the paddle attachment until the dough forms a rough, shaggy mass. The dough will not form a ball at this point, but will be just shy of coming together.
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    –> Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time and blend with the dough hook until a smooth ball begins to form. Knead by hand for about 10 minutes, or by machine for 4 to 5 minutes until a soft, smooth ball of dough is formed. The dough should feel elastic and slightly tacky to the touch.
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    –> Lightly spray your work bowl with cooking spray and place the dough in the bowl. Spritz the top of the dough with spray as well and cover lightly with plastic wrap or a shower cap. Let rise for 20 minutes at room temperature or until the dough is full and puffy.
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    –> Gently deflate the dough and pat out to a rough rectangle about 8 inches by 12 inches. Cut the dough into 4 long strips, then cut each strip into 6 portions for a total of 24 dough balls. Shape into round balls as you would shape meatballs, using your cupped hands to roll the dough. Spritz your hands with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
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    –> You can place the rolls into any of the following pans, well greased or lined with parchment paper: One half-sheet baking pan or 2 quarter-sheet pans. Two 13″ x 9″ x 2″ pans. Four 8″ or 9″ round baking pans OR a combination of any of these pans.
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    –> After the rolls are in the pans, cover again with your plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature for another 20 to 25 minutes, or until well rounded and full looking. If you are baking now, preheat the oven to 350°F.
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    –> Bake the rolls for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and an internal thermometer reads 190°F. You can brush the baked rolls with melted butter if desired. Serve warm, store leftovers in a plastic bag for up to 3 days.
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    –> If you want to freeze the unbaked buns, place in the pans as described in step 6 and allow to rise for 10 minutes. Wrap airtight and freeze for up to 4 weeks. To bake, thaw overnight in the fridge, then unwrap and bake as directed.
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4 thoughts on “Dinner Rolls”

  1. Relationships with family can sometimes be difficult. My little sister is nine years younger than me and I too loved on her when she was younger. I changed her diapers. I spent a huge amount of her childhood watching over her. Now though, our relationship is strained. I think that it has to do with how different we are. She was raised in a different time, you know? And my relationship with my mom was strained too. Now she’s gone and I miss her so much! Luckily, we found our way with each other before she died. I hope that your sister moves home soon and you get to be together more often.
    For the bread making, I recommend going to Sally’s Baking Addiction. Go through her baking tips. She teaches you how to measure flour properly and so on.
    Best of luck hon xoxo

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    1. I agree. I think that’s a lot of the issues I have. I’m literally a different generation. Thank you, i’ll definitely check it out. I’ve been trying forever to make bread!!

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