Hey! I have a great idea for you!
Go have a baby,
wait 2 1/2 weeks,
then sign up to bring 5 dozen rolls for a big family dinner,
then get this insane idea to make the rolls from scratch,
then look for a recipe…
one you’ve never tried,
one that doesn’t have many ratings…
and make them the day before going on a 2 hour drive to said family dinner.
Yeah. That, my friends, is a recipe for dis.a.ster.
Well, it wasn’t complete disaster. I mean, after all I did end up with this:
(as well as being extremely tired for the next few days) 😉 but hey, what’s not to love about a little bit of risk-taking and adventure? not sure that making rolls falls into that category, but…)
This was a marvelous recipe. Definitely a keeper. I found it here (along with some other tasty looking recipes – I haven’t tried any of the other ones, though).
There’s cottage cheese in the ingredients (which makes them high protein), so I was a little skeptical at how they would turn out. But they were fab. They look especially impressive when they’re baked in round pans. I don’t know…they just look more bakery-ish or something. Besides, that’s what the recipe called for. 😉
So this recipe? Definitely a win.
Making 5 dozen of these puppies soon after giving birth? Definitely a fail.
Next time, I’m definitely hittin’ up Harris Teeter. 🙂
High Protein Dinner Rolls
makes 2 dozen rolls
2 packages dry yeast in
½ cup lukewarm water
Heat until lukewarm:
2 cups cottage cheese
Combine in large bowl:
¼ cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs, slightly beaten
4-4 ½ cups sifted flour
Turn onto floured board and knead 5 minutes. Put dough in a greased bowl, turning once. Let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 ½ hours.
Punch down. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Divide dough into 24 equal pieces and shape into balls. Place balls in two greased 9” baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden.
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