bread is a winner

if there is anything i can count on it’s that the whole family will eat bread. i have a famous bread recipe that is often requested. it’s certainly not the healthiest thing i ever made. but it’s GOOD. i try new breads now and again. i find it relaxing to mix it and knead it. i own a bread maker but i’ve maybe used it twice. there’s something about making bread…
when i make bread, i try to sneak some whole wheat flour in. whole wheat flour is a tricky thing for my little ones. they will tolerate it to point, then it is no longer “the good bread”. i mixed in 1/2 cup whole wheat, which leaves a whole lot of white flour but i remind myself, baby steps. we tried this recipe a few days ago, which you will see was a hit. i definitely found them on the yeasty side, but for a 30 minute bread, i’d make them again.


30-Minute Dinner Rolls
adapted from Kitchen Meets Girl

•1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water
•⅓ cup oil
•2 tablespoons active dry yeast
•¼ cup sugar
•½ teaspoon salt
•1 egg
•3 cups flour
•1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2.In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine the warm water, oil, yeast, and sugar. Allow the mixture to rest for 15 minutes.
3.Mix 2 cups of the flour, the salt, and the egg into the yeast mixture using a dough hook. Add the remaining 1½ cups flour ½ cup at a time.
4.Shape dough into 12 balls and place in a 9×13 pan. Let dough rest for 10 minutes.
5.Bake for 10 minutes or until tops are just golden brown.


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