Saturday, June 14, 2014

Alverta Schmitt's Famous Rolls

Basic Recipe:
1.5 Cups milk
1/2 Cup margarine
1 Tbsp Yeast
1 Tbsp salt
2 Cups warm water
1 Tbsp sugar
1 egg
about 9 cups flour

Scald milk with margarine, let cool. Dissolve yeast in 2 cups water; add 1 tbsp sugar after yeast is soft. Mix together with remaining sugar, butter, egg and salt. Add scalded milk (cooled) to yeast. Add enough flour to make dough stiff enough to handle well. After adding flour, while kneading, put butter in a bowl to use to keep fingers from sticking, and to avoid having to add more flour to the rolls. Let rise twice, then shape rolls and allow to raise again.

Roll out to 1/4" thickness, cut about 2.5" diameter, brush with melted butter. Let rise.

Cinnamon Rolls
Add to the basic recipe the following:
1 Cup sugar
1/4 tsp lemon extract
grated rind of lemon

Spread with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

To the basic recipe add the following:
2 eggs
1 Cup sugar
1/4 cup of butter
lemon flavoring

To the basic recipe add the following:
1 Cup sugar
grated orange peel
lemon rind
lemon flavoring
ground mix peel (I'm not exactly sure what this is, just saying)