This year, amongst all of the things that I want to do in the kitchen, is a big list of bread baking. I decided that if I made it a regular feature, I would be more likely to get through my list. You all will help hold me accountable, right?
So this week, the first week, I am starting with something really easy. Spoon Rolls. They are the simplest roll I have ever made. You don't need an industrial sized stand mixer to make these. And instead of shaping them, you simply put them in a muffin tin. They rise like muffins, but they are really yeast rolls. They are great hot out of the oven with butter melting all over them.
If ever there was a roll that yeast challenged people could pull off, this would be the one. You know who you are. This may just be the recipe that launches your career as a bread baker.
Okay, maybe not. But your family will appreciate the homemade rolls!
Spoon Rolls: (from Pillsbury's 2nd ever Bake-Off)
1 Tbls yeast
1/4 cup warm water
3 Tbls sugar
5 Tbls butter
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk, scalded (see instructions below for my cheat)
1/2 cup cold water
1 egg, slightly beaten
4 cups flour