Saturday, January 15, 2011

white bread loaf, rolls or cinnamon rolls! super yummy!

Combine and let sit and bloom for 5 minutes:
2 c very warm water
1/3 c sugar
1 1/2 T yeast

1/3 c oil
1/2 T salt
6-8 c flour

Knead in your machine for 6 minutes. Let dough rest for 10 minutes. Spray your countertop where you will work with the dough, and your two bread pans, with oil. Pull the dough from the bowl onto the countertop. Divide dough into two equal pieces. Roll into loaves and place in bread pans. Place bread pans in your oven. Turn oven on preheat for ONE MINUTE, then turn oven off and let dough rise until it is as tall as the top of the bread pans (about 20-30 minutes). At this point, turn oven on 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from bread pans and eat it all up while it's hot! :)

Use this same recipe for rolls or cinnamon rolls. The dough for one loaf of bread will make 12 rolls or 12 cinnamon rolls.

For rolls: Roll dough into a big circle about 1/4 inch thick. Use a butter knife to spread butter all over the circle. Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into quarters and then divide the quarters into three equal pieces. Starting at edge, roll toward the center point. Place the rolls on a greased baking sheet. Let rise until double. Bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

For cinnamon rolls: Roll dough into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. Spread butter across the rectangle. Sprinkle heavily with cinnamon and sugar. Starting along the long side of the rectangle, roll into a log. Using thread or dental floss, slide the floss under the log half way. Bring the ends of the floss up, cross over and pull so that thread cuts through the dough. Divide the halves into halves again using the floss. Divide those four quarters of dough into three equal pieces again. Place on a greased baking sheet about 1/2 inch apart from each other. Let rise until double. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Spread with frosting when warm.

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