Friday, June 14, 2013

Do As The Recipe Says – Not As I Do

Happy Friday! I hope you’ve all had a good week and are looking forward to a fun, relaxing weekend. It’s been the usual busy week here, and the weekend will probably be the same.

Father’s Day is Sunday, so we’re doing a small family gathering at Dad’s tomorrow. I’m not sure yet what the menu will be – it probably involves a quick trip to the grocery when I get into town.

Last night I decided to try a dinner roll recipe from Facebook – thanks, Jan! I’m not sure where she got the recipe, but I’d venture to say it’s probably also on Pinterest. The recipe is written below, followed by my mix-up and results.

EASY YEAST ROLLS
1 packet yeast
3/4 cup warm water
2 1/2 cups Bisquick
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup melted butter

Stir yeast into water in large bowl and mix until dissolved. Stir in the Bisquick and sugar. Mix well. Put dough on floured surface and knead 12 to 15 minutes. Shape into rolls and place in greased pan. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise 1 hour. Brush with melted butter. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.

Easy enough, right? Well, apparently it wasn’t for me. I must have been distracted, busy or something because I added the melted butter to the dough! While kneading I kept thinking the dough was awfully sticky and kept adding small amounts of flour to it. I shaped the rolls and put them into the pan, covered them with a damp cloth and placed them in the oven to rise. I had warmed the oven to about 200 degrees and turned it off. 

The rolls rose nicely, but fell when I removed the cloth. They took a bit longer to bake than the recipe said, probably due to the extra-moist dough.

They did taste good, but were a bit heavier than a good yeast roll should be. 

I already have plans to try this one again and do it correctly! I’m thinking of rewriting the recipe, with a definite line between the actual ingredients and the melted butter.
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Happy Father's Day to all those great Dads out there! We appreciate everything you've done to help make us who we are!
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