Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Rosemary and Black Pepper Dinner Rolls

I knew we would love this recipe. I put all the ingredients in my bread maker and let it do all the work. I formed them into 12 rolls and let them rise for 20 minutes before baking. Simple and tastes great. I froze the leftovers and they were great with shredded beef on them.

Rosemary and Black Pepper Dinner Rolls

Makes 14 rolls

1 package (2 1/4 tsp) yeast
1 cup lukewarm water
2 tablespoon oil (vegetable, canola, or olive) plus more for greasing bowl and pan
1 large egg
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
3 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons melted butter

****Beth put everything in her bread maker according to manufacturer's directions.  Set it for dough setting and then form into rolls.  Let rise for 20 minutes and then bake.

Add the water to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook and sprinkle the yeast over the top. Allow to sit for 10 minutes until the yeast becomes frothy. Add the oil, egg, sugar, pepper and rosemary to the bowl. Add the flour and mix on medium-low speed for about 2 minutes, just until the dough comes together. If the dough doesn’t clear the sides of the bowl, continue adding flour 1 tablespoon at a time.

Increase speed to medium and knead the dough for 5 minutes. Cover the bowl with a damp towel and allow to rest for 20 minutes. Add the salt and mix on low speed for an additional minute. Transfer the dough to a large, lightly greased bowl. Cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Greasea cookie sheet. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and make 14 balls about the size of  golf balls (2 ounces each if you’re weighing). Gently roll into rounds and place in the pan, leaving about half an inch of space between them. If freezing, wrap pan tightly in foil and place in freezer. Thaw and rise for 2 to 2 1/2 hours the day of baking and continue. Cover rolls and allow to rise for at least 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Brush with half of the melted butter and bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and brush with remaining butter. Serve immediately or at room temperature.

1 comment:

  1. Made these yesterday. Really liked them. Served slowcooker roasted pork on them YUM
    This is a keeper. I couldn't fit them in a 9" pan though. Put them on a cookie sheet.