You can see my kneader and the two most important ingredients, flour and brown sugar.
I use my kitchen aid for making the filling.
My kneader does a great job of kneading the dough, making this job much easier.
I have added the recipe below. I made a triple batch for the party.
BASIC ROLL DOUGH (For dinner rolls and coffee cakes)
7C flour 1/2C sugar
2T yeast 1/2C margarine
2 1/2 C milk 2t salt
In mixing bowl, combine 3C flour and the yeast. Heat milk, sugar, shortening and salt just till warm (115°-120°). Stir constantly till shortening almost melts. Add to mixture; add eggs. Beat at low speed of mixer 1/2 minute, scraping bowl. Beat 3 minutes on high. By hand, stir in remaining flour to make a soft dough. Shape into a ball.
Place in lightly greased bowl; turn once to grease surface. Cover; let rise in warm place till double, 1 1/2-2 hours.
** Punch down; turn out on floured surface. Cover with bowl and let rest 10 minutes. Shape.
THIS IS GOOD MADE INTO DINNER ROLLS.
For dinner rolls, make into small balls, and put on greased cookie sheets, cover and let rise till doubled. Then bake at 350° for 20-30 minutes, till brown.
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Make Basic Roll Dough [above]
Grease* 2 large pans, I prefer pyrex glass pans, the 10x14 size, or you could use 3 smaller pans.
While dough is resting, mix together the following:
2 sticks softened butter
2C brown sugar
After resting, roll out dough and spread dough with above mixture.You may want to top with broken or chopped pecan pieces.
Dough: Roll up dough and cut into 1" to 1 1/2" slices and put in
prepared pans. Let rise till doubled (30-45 min).
BAKE: 350°. for about 20 minutes. When brown, take out of oven, let
sit about 5 minutes.
After baking, when rolls are warm but not hot, top with a frosting
Frosting: Combine about 1 1/2 C powdered sugar, 1-2 T milk and a dab of butter..
You can make these the night before, and put in fridge to rise, then let warm at room temp 2-3 hours, then bake.
This recipe makes about 24 large, or 40 medium rolls. I usually use two 10 x 14 pans, or three 9 x 13 pans.
* A great way to grease pans is to buy liquid lecithin at a health food store. Mix 1 part lecithin and 2 parts oil and keep in a small mason jar. Apply with a pastry brush to grease bread pans or cookie sheets. Baked goods slide right out. This mix does not need to be refrigerated.