When invited to a holiday meal, it’s both proper and polite to ask what dish the hostess would like you to bring. One year, before Thanksgiving with my husband’s extended family, I didn’t ask. I told them (nicely, I hope) that I would be bringing the dinner rolls. Holidays and Brown ‘n Serve; they just don’t mix.
I was forgiven when I brought these rolls to dinner.
Holiday Dinner Rolls
- 2 packages dry yeast (2 ¼ t. per pack – purchase your yeast in bulk)
- 2 c. very warm water
- 2 t. salt
- ½ c. sugar
- ¼ c. melted butter
- 1 beaten egg
- 6 ½ – 7 c. flour
- Combine yeast and water. Add sugar, salt, and ½ c. flour; beat 2 minutes.
- Add egg and melted butter; beat until smooth.
- Add flour 1 c. at a time… usually 5-6 c.; knead until smooth (I don’t knead very long, but I do knead some of the flour in)
- Set aside in greased bowl, cover with towel, let rise until double. Punch dough; divide in half.
- Roll out ½ of the dough into a large circle; spread with softened butter.
- Cut with pizza cutter into 16 pieces. Roll up crescent style.
- Place on greased cookie sheet. Let rise until double.
- Bake at 400° for about 12 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool.