Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Easy, No-Knead Refrigerator Rolls

Here is our take on another fabulous recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens Bread Cookbook.  These rolls are phenomenal.  Since we don't eat eggs we were especially glad to have the recipe because most roll recipes tend to call for many eggs whereas this one only called for one single egg.  We just omitted it and they turned out scrumptious and fluffy anyway.  Perfect!  And since its no-knead I would say double perfect!
No-Knead Refrigerator Rolls
In a mixing bowl (we use our stand mixer) combine 1 1/2 C flour and 2 1/4 teaspoons of active dry yeast.  
In a saucepan heat 1 1/4 C milk, 1/4 C sugar, 1/4 C shortening, and 1 teaspoon salt until warmed to 115-120 degrees F.  It helps if the shortening is in little pieces or else it tends to take too long to melt and thus the liquid raises above 110 degrees F and you have to wait for it to cool down again.
Add liquids into dry ingredients in the mixing bowl and beat at low speed with electric mixer for 30 seconds, scraping the sides of the bowl.
Beat for three minutes at high speed.
By hand (or using dough hooks on the mixer) stir in 2 to 2 1/4 C flour, enough to make a soft dough.
Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours, or until needed up to three or four days.  

About one to two hours before serving time shape the dough as desired and let rise until doubled, about one hour.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes.

A note on flour:  We've made these with all white flour, all whole wheat flour, and a half-and-half mixture of the two.  They are quite tasty in every variation, but the white ones are naturally the most melt-in-your-mouth-soft-fluffy-whiteness.  We make those for special occasions.  We tend to make the half-and-half most often.

8 comments:

  1. I'm wondering if I can do these in the bread machine. What do you think?

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    1. I have never had any first-hand experience with a bread machine so I do not really know. Its bread though...so how bad could it turn out!?! I say try it. (and let me know if it works!)

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    2. I think I will. In a bread machine you just dump everything in together and on the dough setting it mixes it.

      I have two repurposed machines and love them because I do not enjoy kneading bread at all, and the clean up is easy easy.

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    3. Sometimes I like kneading, but sometimes its that last thing in the world I want to do. I use my standing mixer and bread hooks when I don't want to. My stepfather was a big fan of bread machines for the kneading. He didn't bake the bread in the machine (he's switch it out to regular pans and the oven), but he loved them for the kneading. But, I never have actually seen it in action.

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  2. Wow, those look really good! I'll have to try it - I've yet to find a recipe for rolls that I love. These sound perfect!
    -Jaime

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    1. Well, I hope this is the one! I know they were everything I was looking for in a roll.

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  3. I want to crawl through my laptop and eat those rolls right now. lol They look so good!

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    1. They really are so good, too, and easy! We're working our way through another batch at the moment actually.

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