Thursday, November 10, 2011

Crusty Rolls

I made these rolls to make bbq chicken sandwiches the other night.  Everyone LOVED them!!

Crusty Rolls
recipe from Taste of Home

1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
2 tablespoons shortening
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
2 egg whites


In a bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add shortening, sugar, salt and 1 cup flour; beat until smooth. Add egg whites; mix well. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes (dough will be stiff). Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.

Punch dough down; divide into 24 pieces and shape into balls. Sprinkle greased baking sheets with cornmeal. Place rolls 2 in. apart on baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.

Place a large shallow pan filled with boiling water on lowest rack in oven. Bake rolls on middle rack at 425° for 10-11 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 2 dozen.
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