Monday, January 18, 2016

Old Country Hard Rolls

5 tsp sugar, divided
1 c warm water (90-110 degrees), divided
1 pkg yeast
3 1/2 c flour
2 tsp salt
1/4 c oil
1 egg

  • Dissolve 1 tsp sugar in 1/2 c warm water.  Add yeast and let rest 10 minutes.  
  • Mix flour, salt, and remaining sugar in mixing bowl using hook attachment.
  • Add remaining warm water, oil, and egg.
  • Beat until soft dough forms.  Continue to mix another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from mixing bowl and place dough in a large oiled bowl. 
  • Cover dough and let rise 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.  
  • Punch down, cove again, and allow to rise another 10 minutes
  • Remove dough from bowl and cut into 8 pieces.  (about 4 ounces each)
  • Roll pieces into well formed balls. 
  • Evenly place on a cookie sheet and allow to rise another 30 minutes.
  • Place a pan of water on the bottom rack of the oven (to obtain the desired crust).
  • Place cookie sheet in a preheated 350 degree oven and bake 15 minutes.

  • From Kramarczuk's cookbook
  • These were perfect in every way!
  • I used bread flour.
  • They made some pretty huge rolls.  Delicious, but a bit of a commitment.

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