This year, my husband and I hosted a Superbowl party at our house. The menu included: pulled pork, grilled pork ribs, baked beans, pasta salad, creamy twice baked potatoes, homemade cookies, cake, ice cream and scrumptious Lion House Rolls. The lion house roll recipe I found was very easy and I highly recommend giving it a try (I don’t recommend having me roll the rolls for you – not the prettiest picture).
Random question – why don’t they make candles that smell like baking bread?
LION HOUSE ROLLS
(I accidentally erased my after picture – sorry!)
- 2 cups warm water (110 to 115 degrees)
- 2 tablespoons dry yeast
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder (instant or non-instant)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup butter or shortening
- 5-5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour or bread flour
- In large bowl of electric mixer, combine water and milk powder, stir until dissolved.
- Add yeast, then sugar, salt, butter, egg, and 2 cups flour.
- Mix on low speed of mixer until ingredients are wet, then 2 minutes at medium speed.
- Add 2 cups more flour; mix on low speed until ingredients are wet, then for 2 minutes as medium speed. (Dough will be getting stiff and remaining flour may need to be mixed in by hand).
- Add about ½ cup flour and mix again, by hand or mixer.
- Dough should be soft, not overly sticky, and not stiff.
- (It is not necessary to use the entire amount of flour.)
- Scrape dough off sides of bowl and pour about 1 T.vegetable oil all around the sides of the bowl so it is covered with oil.
- Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise in warm place until double in size.
- (My note here- I just sprayed a clean large bowl with vegetable spray and put my ball of dough in there, turning to cover the dough with the vegetable spray.).
- After dough has risen, sprinkle cutting board or counter with flour and place dough on floured surface.
- Roll out and cut rolls in desired shape and size.
- Place on greased (or parchment lined) baking pans.
- Let rise in warm place until rolls are double in size (about 1 to 1 ½ hours).
- Bake at 375 for 15 to 20 minutes or until browned.
- Brush with melted butter while hot.
2½ hours | 2 hours prep
SERVES 18 , 2 dozen