Monday, June 3, 2013

Mom's Knotted Rolls

My mom taught me to love cooking from a young age. I remember always having hot meals on the table almost every night! I remember her spending countless hours in the kitchen and slowly teaching all 4 of us girls how to cook. Not until after I was married did I realize the joys of cooking. Not everyone experiences those joys of cooking. But luckily I am one of them! 

Every Sunday my mom has all of us over to a nice Sunday dinner. And let me tell you these meals are gourmet! I look forward to them every week! These rolls have become one of the staples at Sunday dinner. Usually she makes normal knotted but then makes a couple batches of her orange rolls. They are both amazing! The picture I have included is of the normal knotted rolls, but I will put the recipe for both regular and orange! Hope your family loves them as much as ours!

Mom's Knotted Rolls
yields: 3 dozen rolls

1/4 cup warm water
1 Tablespoon yeast
1 teaspoon sugar

Combine and let sit for 10 minutes or until it bubbles.

In bread mixer add:

3/4 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon salt
1 cup instant potato flakes
2 cups bread flour

In a saucepan, melt 3/4 cup butter and add 3 cups of milk. Heat and cool to warm so it won't kill the yeast. Add all ingredients into bread mixer. Add 4 eggs (room temperature) and 6 cups of flour.

Dough will be sticky. Let rise for 1 hour. Roll out in a rectangle and cover with softened butter for plain or filling for orange rolls. Fold over into thirds and cut into 1 inch strips. Knot rolls and put onto cookie sheet (12 rolls to sheet). Let rise for 3 hours. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes (or until very lightly browned).

Orange Rolls

Filling:
1 1/2 cups sugar
orange peel (from 2 oranges)

Glaze:
4 to 5 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
orange juice (until glaze is a thin consistency)

Pour over the warm rolls.

{To see a tutorial on how to make these rolls visit my Sister's Blog }

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