Recipes - Tried & True Double Dinner Rolls and Monkey Bread recipes

3timesoccermom

The Original "Viral" Foodie
I've made both of these plenty of times and they are delicious. If you have any questions please ask.

Double Dinner Rolls

1 cup warm water
2 tbsp. sugar
1 ¼ cup flour
1 tsp. salt
1 pkg. dry yeast
1 egg
2 tbsp. shortening

Dissolve yeast in water, stir in sugar, half of flour, and salt, beat with mixer. Add shortening and egg, then beat in rest of flour with spoon. Cover with damp towel and let rise 30 minutes. Grease muffin pans. Stir down dough. Spoon into greased muffin pans to ½ full. Let rise about 30 minutes until doubled. Bake 20 minutes at 400.

There are tons of Monkey bread recipes but this one is not sweet. Well, it is very slightly sweet but it's not a dessert recipe.

Monkey Bread

1 cup milk, scalded and cooled to lukewarm (85 degrees for cake yeast, 110 for dry)
1 envelope active dry yeast or 1 cake compressed yeast
4 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
¾ cup melted butter or margarine, divided
3 ½ cups sifted all-purpose flour

Scald milk (heat until bubbles form at edge of pan; do not boil). Cool to lukewarm (MUST cool or you will kill the yeast). Dissolve yeast in the milk in a large bowl. Stir in sugar, salt, ½ cup butter and flour. Beat well with mixer. Cover and let rise in warm place until almost doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Punch down and roll out on lightly floured board to ¼ inch thick. Cut into diamond-shaped pieces about 2 ½ inches long. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Dip each piece in remaining melted butter and arrange in layers in a 9-inch Bundt or tube pan. The mold will be about half full. Let rise until almost double in bulk. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Invert on plate. Serves 12.

If bread starts to brown too much before 30 minutes place a piece of foil over the top – loosely – so it will stop browning.
 
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