I was in a baking mood and I was bored since my hubby is out of town so I got a little creative to make him a little surprise for when he gets home tomorrow.
Here is the recipe:
4-5 Cups of Flour
2 1/2 teaspoon of yeast (1 pack)
1 1/4 Cup of Milk
1/3 Cup of Butter (+ a little for melting)
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 Cup of Sugar
I used my mixer with a bread hook but you can make the dough in a bread machine if you like.
Place half of the flour in the mixer along with the yeast.
Place everything else, except the rest of the flour, into a sauce pan and heat until just warm enough to melt the butter ( do not add the mix if it is hotter than ~130*F, you will kill your yeasts).
Pour liquid mixture into the flour and begin the kneading. Add remaining flour as needed to create a nice ball that is not all sticking to the side of the bowl. Let the dough knead for ~3 minutes.
Then just let your dough rise. I am impatient so I put mine in a 170*F oven that I had pre-heated and turned off. I boiled some water and placed it in a pan then put the whole mixing bowl into the hot water and warm oven. This worked really well except that I had the bright idea to put a damp paper towel on the top to keep the dough from getting hard. I do not suggest trying that. It was a pretty epic fail.
Let this rise until the dough as more than doubled in size. Dump the risen dough onto a floured surface. I used my counter with some parchment so I didn’t have a huge mess. Roll your dough out into a pretty big circle. You want your dough to be about a half an inch thick when you are done. You are then going to cut this up like a pizza.
Take each pizza shaped slice and loosely (very loosely, do not make this tight) roll them up into little cresent shaped rolls. Bake in a 350*F oven until golden brown.
When these guys are hot out of the oven you will want to slather them with butter on the top. I just took the whole stick and kind of colored the top with butter. I used less than a teaspoon but that was the simplest way for me. I am sure there are health codes that tell you not to do this but it sure tastes good anyway.
Enjoy. Please put your pictures in the comments 🙂