Monday, May 3, 2010
Isaac's birthday party is on Saturday.
Things around here will be party-centric for a few days.
I hope to post sneak peeks of goodies that won't ruin all of the surprises for our guests.
But I just might not be able to help myself, surprises might be ruined. ;)
These rolls have nothing to do with the party. ;) They are Black Pepper Cheddar rolls. And they are good.
1 1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
4 1/4 - 4 3/4 cups flour
3 T sugar
2 packages yeast (I used instant...the recipe says active dry...you can choose your favorite!)
1 1/2 t salt
lots of ground pepper (how brave are you feeling?)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar (or, you know, more than that.)
In a saucepan heat the milk and butter to a nice bathtub warm. You should want to jump in. In a large bowl combine a cup of the flour, and the sugar, yeast, salt and pepper. Add the warm milk and mix. You should see tiny bubbles popping from the yeast activating. Add the eggs and cheese. Mix in more flour until your spoon is just a big mess. Then, dump it all out on the counter and mix in and knead enough flour with your hands until you have a soft dough.
Put that dough back in the (unwashed) bowl and cover with a cloth. Let it rise for about an hour. Punch it down, divide it into 16 pieces and form each piece into a pretty, little ball of dough. Place them on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Let them rise another 45-60 minutes. Sprinkle them with additional cheese and black pepper if you'd like to (I did!). Then bake them at 375 for about 15 minutes.
Let them cool and enjoy!