|Grandma’s beautiful china|
1/2 cup warm water
1 tsp sugar
5 tsp yeast (2 packages)
1 1/2 cups warm water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
2 tsp salt
6 cups flour, plus 1/2 cup
Add 3 cups of flour and mix with a mixer until smooth.
Add yeast when raised to top of cup. ( the yeast get really bubbly and expands while it sits)
Add 1 more cup of flour still using mixer.
Add last 2 cups of flour and mix with a spoon or the dough hook of your mixer, do not over mix.
Put 1/2 cup of flour on a board and put dough on it.
Knead the dough until flour is worked in. If it’s still really sticky, add a little more flour at a time until it’s just slightly sticky.
Drizzle some oil in a bowl, then add the dough and coat with the oil
Cover dough with a paper towel and let rise until it doubles, (about 1 hour). To rise, heat oven to 200 degrees and turn off, then put dough in.
Once dough is risen, turn out, back onto a lightly floured board and punch down (flatten and fold over).
Then form into 36 rolls and put on cookie sheets lightly sprayed with cooking spray. I found the best way to divide the dough up so as to get uniformly sized rolls, was to divide it in to thirds and then divide each third in half and then each half in to sixths.
Then form each piece into a little balls, trying to keep the bottom fairly flat.
Let rise again for about 1 hour.
Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes, or until lightly browned. (Check the rolls at 10 minutes, that’s what the original recipe said, but mine took 18 minutes)
Well…..I have to say, I think they turned out. In fact, I think I just pulled a muscle from patting myself on the back! I wasted no time in trying one and I think they are pretty close to Grandma’s. It had a nice crust on the outside and the inside was nice and tender.
Even if you don’t think you can bake, you should give these a try. Like I said, I am not much of a baker, and I didn’t think that they were that hard. I was actually a little surprised at how easily they came together. I did not have high expections for these turning out, but just look at the picture. Aren’t they beautiful?!
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