Saturday I was busy sewing and working on some Christmas gifts when I received a phone call from my great friend Rob and her family. Rob moved from Southern California to Missouri quite a while ago but she was back for the holiday and to visit her family. I’m not family but I could/should be. They were in the neighborhood and wanted to stop by. It was great seeing her, husband Keith, son Jackson and daughter Charlotte.
We talked and talked and ended up talking about making homemade bread. I make pizza dough and bread but I typically use my Kitchen Aide mixer. Rob was telling me that she uses her bread machine to make her dough for her famous yeast rolls and cinnamon rolls. In fact, her mother asked her to make some while she was here in California so Rob had her go to the local Goodwill and buy a bread machine. I was planning on having pot roast for Sunday dinner so the rolls sounded like a perfect accompaniment. Like many of you I used to have a bread machine but not anymore so off to Goodwill I went and found this.
It was $14 and works perfectly. It didn’t have the manual but that is easily found on the internet as a PDF. So it came home with me and using Rob’s recipe. I made enough dough for 18 rolls. Here they are before they were baked.
And hot out of the oven.
Oh my, they are so, so good. The family loved them and some of the leftovers went home with my daughter.
Next I’ll try making her cinnamon rolls.
I’ll add the recipe to my recipe tab over on my website later today but in the mean time here is what she gave me with her instructions.
Yeast Rolls from Rob Kilmer
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup warm milk
1/3 cup melted butter
1/3 cup sugar
3 3/4 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of salt
2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast.
This is the order I would put it in the bread machine. If you were gonna make it by hand, of course you would bloom the yeast in the warm water for 10 minutes first, then put it all together. Knead it, let it rise, form rolls. You can melt more butter and coat the 13 x 9 dish, or just use Pam. Put the rolls in, poor some melted butter over them, let them rise again. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Delicious!!!!
Thank you Rob, love you and miss you already.