Hello my dear friends....did you think you would see another "sock tutorial"? Just kidding, thank goodness I have completed the sock tutorial. Thank you to everyone who followed along and encouraged me along the way. Today I'm going to share with you a fast, easy, recipe for rolls.
Daughters of Norway. It's always a potluck and since we meet early in the morning, I find it's easiest for me to make some type of yeast bread that I can prepare the day before, let rise in the frig and bake the morning before the meeting. So, here's what I made....
Norwegian Cardamon Rolls
2 cups milk (scalded and cooled)
1/2 cup butter
1 package dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon cardamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar
6 to 7 cups all purpose flour
Place milk in pan (or bowl) and heat (or microwave) until milk just boils. Remove from heat and add in butter. Let cool until room temperature.
In large bowl, add warm water and sprinkle yeast over water. Add in 1 Tablespoon sugar. Let sit for about 5 minutes or until bubbly.
Now add in cooled milk/butter mixture, beaten egg, salt and cardamon, sugar and 2 cups flour. Stir to mix all ingredients and continue to add remainder of flour as needed until you have a soft dough. Knead well (I make mine in my Kitchenaid mixer with dough attachment).
Shape dough in a ball and cover with plastic wrap and a towel. Keep in a warm, draft free place for approximately 1 hour or until dough has doubled.
Punch down dough and shape into golf ball size balls. Shape into balls and place on a parchment lined (or greased) baking sheet and brush with egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 T milk).
Let rise until double and bake in a 375 degree oven for approximately 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on a rack.
These can be frozen after baking or you can shape the rolls and place them on the baking sheet and put them in the frig overnight and bake the next day.
Serve with creamy butter. You may notice that the color of my dough is a bit darker - that's because I used half white all purpose flour and half Trader Joe's "100% white whole wheat flour"......
If you are of Scandinavian descent, you might want to check out and see if there's a Daughters of Norway lodge near you. It's a fun non-profit organization that preserves and promotes Norwegian culture.
It's been a busy month here at Lilly My Cat. We spent a wonderful time with my dear son. And, my dear daughter and her husband are expecting their second baby! So, I'm going to be a grandma for the second time. I'm so excited as is the whole family. It's going to be a little girl. I've already ordered some pink yarn to make a sweater for the little one. My little grandson, Oliver, is so excited to have a little sister.
Coast Ripple Blanket but she likes to "wrestle" with it...so I placed a towel on top)
I'm linking up to some great parties this week. Here they are:
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I'd love to hear what you've been up to. Free free to comment and say "hello". I will see you again soon.
bye for now,