Buttery Light Dinner Rolls
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup scalded milk
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 1/3 cup warm water
- 1 egg, beaten
- About 4 1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons melted butter (glaze dough before baking)
Stir sugar, salt, and butter into milk/ cool to lukewarm. Place warm water in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle with yeast and stir to dissolve. Add warm milk mixture and egg; blend well. Stir in 2 to 3 cups flour and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Mix in additional flour about 1/2 cup at a time until a soft dough forms. The dough should be soft and sticky but not stick to the sides of the bowl. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Place dough in a large greased bowl, turning to cover dough with grease. Cover with damp towel and let rise in a warm, draft-free area until doubled in bulk (I usually place in oven) takes about 45 to 60 minutes. Punch down dough, Shape into rolls (1 1/2 inch balls) and place in two greased 8 or 9 inch cake pans or on a large baking sheet about 1/2 inch apart. Cover with damp towel. Let rise until doubled in bulk, about 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush rolls with melted butter and bake 15 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Serve hot. Makes about 24 rolls.
Now... here's the winner... always is, every time. Sorry guys, I also forgot to take a picture of this before I brought it over to the Christmas party... this was all that was left of it when I got home.. and there weren't that many people. lol. At least they had this much left.
Sweet Potato Casserole(or crunch)
- 2 Large cans of sweet potato's
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- (I add a dash of cinnamon, but it's not in the recipe)
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
- 1 cup flour
- 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
- Mix everything in the first list of ingredients together, make sure you mash up the sweet potato's. After you make the mix, place it into a baking dish.
- Next mix together all of the topping mix. Sometimes the topping will come out too sticky, in that case... add more flour and see if that helps.. or you can just add a little butter at a time until you get it the right consistency. You should be able to "sprinkle" the mixture. If you can't get it that consistency... and I never can.. it comes out sooooooo good anyway, don't worry about it.
- Sprinkle flour mix over op of Potato mixture.
- Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes...... That's it.