Thursday, December 10, 2009

Oatmeal Dinner Rolls

This year I made a new batch of dinner rolls for our family Thanksgiving and they were a big hit! The recipe was passed to me by a friend who got it from her friend and I am passing it on to you with a few modifications.

Bread Machine Oatmeal Rolls

1 1/2 C water
1 stick butter
2/3 C brown sugar
1 1/4 C old fashioned oats
1 egg
1 pkg yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
3 C bread flour
1 1/2 C whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp salt

plus extra oats and salt for the bottom of the pan

Microwave water, butter, and brown sugar for 3-4 minutes.

Then add old fashioned oats and stir. Add the egg after it has cooled a bit. Let cool down to warm to touch then add yeast to dissolve (if you are using bread machine yeast wait and put it in on top of the flour)

Pour into bread machine then add bread flour and whole wheat flour and salt. If you have not added the yeast make a well in the flour and put it in. Put on the dough cycle and let rise. Grease pans and sprinkle with coarse salt and a few oats. I like to bake my rolls in muffin pans. Punch down the dough, make into rolls and put in the pan. Let rise again until doubled then bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

I like to split the dough for one roll in half and make two small balls. After baking they pull apart easily for buttering!

This is a picture of the dough balls just out of the freezer Annabelle helped me make them so there are many different sizes!

These rolls can be frozen after baking or they can be frozen as dough. If you are going to freeze them as dough go ahead and shape them into rolls, place them on an un-greased cookie sheet (don't let them touch) and freeze for a few hours. Once they are frozen remove them from the cookie sheet and place them in a labeled freezer bag. On baking day remove them from the freezer place them in pans and let them thaw/rise for about 2 hours. Don't forget to place oats and salt in the bottom of your baking pan. The dough will rise as it thaws, once they are doubled in size you can bake them at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

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