Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mom's Overnight Wheat Rolls

One of the best things about having your mom for a neighbor is fresh, warm, and straight from the oven. My mother is a fellow recipe-tinkerer and her process is as enlightening as it is delicious. If Mom makes something pretty good, she'll call and tell me to come have a taste. If she makes something really good, she'll tell me to come have a taste and bring my camera. When she hits the magic note just right, she'll walk down to my house. These rolls, at some point during the process, have merited all of the above, including the triumphal victory march to my home. The recipe for Mom's Overnight Wheat Rolls is now pitch perfect. With a pat of sweet butter, warm and melting, you'll be singing their praises. But don't eat them all; a midnight snack with a slice of ham and a dab of honey butter will put you to bed better than a baby's lullaby. If these rolls were music, then they just won a grammy. For my mammy.

Mom's Overnight Wheat Rolls
Estimated Cost: $1.00
Money Saving Tips: Make up a double or a triple batch and freeze them after baking. It saves oven energy and money.
1 and 1/2 cups room temperature water
1 and 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1 and 1/2 cups wheat flour
1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour, plus more for shaping
Mix all ingredients with a wooden spoon to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. An hour before ready to bake, take dough out of the refrigerator. Let rest for one hour. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. On a floured surface, pat dough into rectangle. Roll into cylinder. Cut into 9 rolls. Place in greased nine inch baking dish. Let rise, covered for twenty minutes. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until tops and bottoms are golden brown. Let rest for one minute and remove from pan.
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22 comments:

gigi said...

Prudy, this just sounds toeasy to be true! Your Mom's a genius! Must try soon!

Erin said...

YUM!!

Frieda said...

Indeed, picture perfect! You and your mom should be so lucky ~

Katie and Mark said...

Mmmmm...Good job Grandma! I love that you posted her recipe. Thanks for sharing! :)

Becky said...

Can you leave them in the fridge overnight and until later in the afternoon? Or do they have to been taken out in the morning? (for us working moms?) I love to have fresh hot rolls for dinner but it is hard to get them done raised and baked by dinner time! This idea sounds perfect for me.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Nothing tastes like homemade.

Prudy said...

Becky-Great question. YOu can leave them in the fridge for up to two days that we know of. So yes! These should work out well for a fellow working Mom. (I work nights-so I have trouble getting them in the fridge!) I'm going to try and refrigerate batch for a little longer and see what happens. I think up to a week would probably even work, although it would start to develop some sourdough flavors, which I actually love!

Hals said...

I'm not that experienced in making rolls, but what exactly does it mean to "On a floured surface, pat dough into rectangle. Roll into cylinder. Cut into 9 rolls."??? When I read this I was thinking the same process as making cinnamon rolls??? Is that right??

Prudy said...

Hals-You got it! It's just like cinnamon rolls. That being said, wouldn't it be yummy to spiral in a little butter, garlic, and parm, like a savory cinnamon roll? Now you've got me thinking!

Leslie said...

Ohhhh, can Mom bring me over a batch? I love Mom's rolls, and bread.
Isn't she the best bread maker?
Mom has flour in her blood and yeast in her soul.
I like to think we have it, too.
I really liked this post and all the musical references.
Tell Mammy I miss her.

Leslie said...

I meant to write flour in her bones and yeast in her soul. Flour in the bones sounds better.

Kristin Kimble Purles said...

I have not had success with baking breads. This sounds so easy that I'm going to give it a try and if they turn out as scrumptious as they look for me, then anyone can be a bread maker.

Adrienne said...

Stirring this together right now.

Michal said...

I can't wait to try out the recipe! I love your mom, and I love picturing her making that victory march across the street!

Shelley said...

This sounds so easy! Definitely going to try them! The cost is incredible...our local bakery charged 55 cents per roll, and I am sure they aren't a good as these will be! I am so jealous of you having your mom live down the street. My mom is almost 2 hours away. You both are very lucky!

Adam said...

It's raining outside and these rolls sound perfect right about now. I can't wait to try them. Thanks Mom and Prudy! And yes I can just picture Mom walking over to your house knowing she had just conquered this roll recipe!

MK and Co. said...

That was me above and not Adam! Sorry!

Sandy Smith said...

Gorgeous and they look so good ~ I just want to lay my head down on one while I eat another loaded with butter and honey!! :D

Hals said...

Made these yesterday and they are great!!! This ones definitely going in my book of favorite recipes!

wendy said...

The dough did not seem to rise very much, did I do something wrong?

Prudy said...

Wendy,
They will rise a ton in the oven! Do not despair! Bake away!

Christi Bramwell said...

I wonder if you still respond to these comments? I remembered this recipes as I was thinking of planning my Easter menu. This surely makes more than nine rolls, or am I reading it incorrectly? Miss you, Prudy!