We got the most awesome surprise in the mail yesterday. My mom and Sandy (my step-dad) had ordered us some things from Omaha Steaks! Filet Mignon and ground beef patties! If you're wondering about the hamburger patties it's because a couple of years ago they had set us a "Sampler Kit" (I KNOW that's probably not what it's actually called but you get the idea!) that included ground beef patties. They are some of the best hamburgers I've ever had and we enjoyed the heck out of them. So yesterday, for the life of me I couldn't figure out "why" they had sent them. Until I read the enclosed note which read
We are so happy for y'all. Thought you should feast to celebrate. (Just add your favorite whatever ;).
Love y'all, Mom and Sandy"
Now you tell me wasn't that one of the most thoughtful things in the world to do? So we feasted on grilled Filet Mignon, stuffed baked potato's, salad and homemade 30 minute rolls. Nice, very nice.
I've been saying I was going to make these rolls for over a year now and never did get around to it until yesterday. I'll definitely be making them again. My friend from West Virginia had given the recipe to me and told me just how easy (not to mention good) they are to make. I don't know where she had originally seen the recipe and it wasn't on the copy of the recipe. I tried searching it and came up with several the were pretty much the same so... Thanks to whoever you are for originally sharing this recipe. These are fast and really easy!
30 Minute Rolls
1 C plus 2 Tbsp warm water
1/3 C oil
2 Tbsp yeast
1/4 C sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 1/2 C bread flour (seems to work better but all purpose flour will also work)
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
In your mixer bowl combine the water, oil, yeast and sugar and allow it to rest for 15 minutes. Using your dough hook, mix in the salt, egg and flour. Knead with hook until will incorporated and dough is soft and smooth. (Just a few minutes)
Form dough into 12 balls and then place in a greased 9 x 13 pan and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees or until golden brown.
And there you have it. There are only a couple of things I would probably do differently. There was enough dough that I easily made 14 instead of 12 rolls. I also had to cook these about 17 minutes but I'm sure that's because of the oven and it's little "ticks".
In any case I'll be sure to make these again. Try them. You might be really surprised at just how yummy (not to mention easy) these rolls are.
A perfect accompaniment to an awesome steak dinner.