Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Way to a Man's Heart~ Aunt Mary Lee's Yeast #Rolls #goodeats #recipes

 The Way to a Man's ♥~
Aunt Mary Lee's Yeast Rolls
This recipe comes from the kitchen of one my my great aunts. Though no longer with us, I think of her every time I make these. Finding the way to a man's heart is often through his stomach and a hearty buttery rolls can often do the trip. This is a recipe that does take time and is done in "parts."
Part 1: Mix together in cup and let set-
1 package yeast
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup water
Part 2: Bring to boil and set aside to mix with dry ingredients
1/2 stick butter
1/2 cup water
Part 3: Mix these ingredients-
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Part 4:
  1. Mix boiled water & butter with dry ingredients
  2. Add 1/2 cup COLD water
  3. Add yeast water mixture
  4. Mix well
  5. Add 1 egg at end 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Once all ingredients are mixed, COVER (I usually use a warm damp kitchen towel that I've wetted and wrung out)
Let sit for 1 HOUR (it should double in size)
Place on floured surface and knead
Shape into sizes you like- be that folded/rounded rolls or, like me, I tend to make the cloverleaf pattern (cut well kneaded dough into even amounts of 3 small balls each and portion them out into lightly buttered/oiled muffin tins)
Cover again and let sit for 1-2 additional hours (I set mine inside the oven on the racks- though not with the oven on)
When ready to prepare
Set rolls aside (or take them out of oven if that's where the dough has been resting)
Preheat oven to 425º
Brush tops with melted butter
Bake for up to 30 minutes or so.

(It usually only takes about 12 minutes for my oven, so when attempting these the first time, you might want to bake in 10 minute increments until golden brown and done)

The longer they sit, the lighter and airier they should be. :)

(especially good with beef stew or pot roast)

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