Monday, December 29, 2008

Oatmeal Rolls

This is a very simple yeast dough recipe, yet it yields impressive and delicious results!
(Lucas's favorite thing to eat in the world.)

2 c. water
1 c. oatmeal
1 1/2 t. salt
3 T. butter
1/3 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1 T. sugar
1 T. yeast
1/3 c. warm water
4 3/4 – 5 1/4 c. flour

Cook oatmeal in 2 c. water and salt. Stir in butter and brown sugar.

Proof yeast and 1 T. sugar in 1/3 c. warm water.

Beat cooled oatmeal mixture and egg. Add yeast, then flour to form a soft dough.

Transfer dough to a greased bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled in size. Punch dough down and allow to rest for 10 minutes.

Shape into balls and place in 2 round cake pans (greased). Cover and let rise until doubled in size.

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks; brush tops with butter.

Makes 20-24 rolls.

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