Okay, not really. But he is awfully cute and distracting. Whenever I sit to craft (that is my desk right there) he likes to come sit on my lap. Just look at that face. How can you resist?
This is a recipe for my favorite Sweet Dinner Rolls. They are so soft, airy and buttery you will wonder where they have been all your life. My big ole butt can attest to their wonders. I found the recipe at Allrecipes.com and have altered it to perfection :) You really, really need bread flour - it makes them have lots of layers, almost to the point of being a croissant. When I used regular flour they tasted heavy, dense and like nothing special. Trust me.
Sweet Dinner Rolls
- Microwave/heat milk and water until very warm. Add 1 TBS of sugar and a yeast packet. Wait until it is all foamy.
- Place egg, 1/3 cup butter, sugar, salt, and yeast in a mixer using a dough hook. Add flour a half cup at a time, waiting until it has incorporated with the dough before adding more. Knead with dough hook on low setting for 10 minutes.
- Put dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a moist towel. Let it rise for an hour.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface (the dough really doesn't need any flour so do not use it if you can help it). Divide dough in half with a pizza slicer or knife. Roll each half into a 12 inch circle, spread 1/4 cup softened butter over entire round. Cut each circle into 8 wedges. Roll wedges starting at wide end; roll gently but tightly. Pull as you roll to stretch it a bit so you can get more rolls, and thus more layers into the bread. Place point side down on ungreased cookie sheet (I use parchment paper). Cover with moist towel and let rise again in a warm place for 3-5 hours - the longer you allow the dough to rise, the flakier and lighter the rolls will be.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden. Brush with a bit more butter if you want to be truly evil.
Let me know if you try these!