Sunday, November 20, 2011

good feeling 20

uuuuf today was a marathon eats day. sunday might be a day of rest, but there is no resting for my stomach. i tend to do a lot of cooking on sundays... like four hours worth today. kelsey and i made t-gives dinner for our friends. it was bomb i must say... there were rotisserie chickens. mashed potatoes and gravy. grape salad. this soup. these rolls. that pie. pat on back. fist pump. needless to say, it was a pretty good pregame.
how many boys does it take to "carve" a chicken you might ask?

day twenty- so i made rolls today. they are my grandma's recipe- she makes them every week on sunday and they seriously are ambrosia. i had to make the recipe twice after a failed first attempt, but in the end i pulled out all the stops and let them raise in the dryer (fact). needless to say, they turned out! alyssa 1, yeast 0.

here's the recipe. you will want it.

grandma's rolls
makes about two dozen

2 packets yeast (4.5 T)
1/2 c warm water sprinkled with sugar

2 eggs
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c oil
2 t salt
1/2 c warm water
4 1/2 c flour

mix yeast in water and let it bubble and dissolve. in a separate bowl, mix eggs, sugar, oil, salt, warm water, and yeast mixture with a mixer until combined. add flour cup by cup, knead with hands, butter dough, and put it in a bowl to rise until doubled in size, about an hour. after it has doubled, punch down the dough, roll it out, and cut out circles using a cup. fold the circles in half, then pinch them at the edge (does that make sense?) let rise 30 more minutes, then bake at 400 until done!


Kelsey Ann Thompson said...

Hahaha where was I when you took that picture? I don't remember seeing you with your camera. Love it. And also stealing your grandma's recipe :)

Melissa Cole said...

I spy.....