Friday, July 12, 2013

Fun Food Friday- Knot Rolls

Homemade rolls are so very good.  And you know what, they really aren't hard to make.  Just throw the ingredients into a bread machine and let it do all the work.  This recipe makes 16 rolls so if you don't need that many, you can just put some in the freezer and the next time you have a craving for homemade rolls, there you go.  So next time you get the task of bringing rolls to a gathering, go ahead and grab that bread machine and wow everyone with these fabulous knot rolls!

Ingredients: Bread Flour, Milk, Yeast, Butter, Egg, Sugar, Salt
*All ingredients need to be room temperature except for the milk

To a bread maker add 1/4 cup butter...

7/8 cup milk...

1/4 cup water

1 egg...

2 3/4 cups bread flour

2 Tablespoons sugar...

1 teaspoon salt...

and 2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Put the bread machine on the dough/pasta setting and press "Start."  Then go do whatever you want for 1 1/2 hours which the bread machine does all the work for you.

When the machine is done doing it's job, put the dough on a floured surface

Knead a couple of times to get the air bubbles out

Cut the dough in half...

Then cut those halves in half...

Then cut those into quarters.  So if you're doing the math, you should end up with 16 pieces
For each piece, roll it into a pencil-like strand about 8 inches long

Then just tie the dough in a knot.  Isn't that just so cute :)

Place those rolls on a greased baking sheet.  The rolls will almost double in size so make sure they have enough room to do so.

Place them in a warm spot to rise until almost doubled in size, about an hour. 
I needed to do a quick rise since I didn't time it right, so the way you do that is pre-heat your oven to 200 for 5 minutes.  Then turn the oven off and put the rolls in the oven with the door shut.  This cuts the rising time by about half.

They are nice and doubled

I put an egg white glaze on top before I baked them to give them a shiny chewy crust.  So I mix a slightly beaten egg white with 1 Tablespoon of water and then brushed it on with a pastry brush 

Bake for 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes

Aren't they just too cute, and so yummy!

A plate full of deliciousness!
Don't worry, we didn't eat that whole plate, I put most of them in the freezer.

They went great with Parmesan-Dijon Chicken, Roasted broccoli and mashed potatoes
Micah thinks the best way to eat them is with butter and then dipped in honey

Oh so good.  This was actually his second roll :)

The twins were happy even though they didn't get to try them

Knot Rolls
*All ingredients at room temperature except milk
1/4 cup butter
7/8 cup milk
1/4 cup water
1 eggs
2 3/4 cups bread flour
2 Tbs sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
Measure all ingredients into the bread pan of a bread machine.  Select the Dough setting and press start.  When done turn the dough onto a floured surface.  Knead a couple of times to get out the air bubbles.  Divide the dough into 16 even pieces.  For each piece roll into a pencil-like strand about 8 inches long.  Tie the strand into a knot.  Place on a greased baking sheet.  Cover with a clean towel and let rise in a warm place for an hour or until almost doubled in size.  Mix together 1 egg white and 1 Tablespoon water and brush on top of rolls.  Bake for 18-20 at 350 degrees.

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