Thursday, May 5, 2011

Yeast Rolls

As a child I loved the yeast rolls at Grandy's, a southern homestyle fast food chain that was popular in the 80's. These rolls remind me of those rolls and how I could gobble up all of those yummy carbs guilt free... ah to have the metabolism of a 10 year old again.

What you need:
2 tablespoons butter, cut into several smaller pieces
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 cup hot water
1 packet dry yeast (1/4 oz.)
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
2  1/2 cups flour
2 tablespoons fresh herbs, chopped (optional) I used rosemary and basil from the garden

What you do:
In a bowl, mix butter, sugar and water.

Allow the water to cool slightly (to warm). Mix in yeast and let set until you see the yeast working (making little bubbles on the surface.)

Mix in the egg, salt and flour.

Cover the bowl with saran wrap and let rest in a warm spot, allowing the dough to double in size. (about an hour)

Fold in the herbs (if you'd like).

Spoon dough in a well greased muffin tin (grease the top of the tin too) and allow to rise again. (about 30-45 minutes)

Bake for 10 minutes in a 425 degree oven.
 These make the house smell so good!