Thursday, October 21, 2010

Rising in the Yeast

Today was quite the uneventful day, not too much happened. I woke up at my usual time and not shake spills occurred. During lunch break I went for a jog but didn't get to go as far as I would have liked due to the amount of sweat I was releasing (only downfall of running while at work). Maybe tomorrow will be better. Anywho, last night to end my shaky day I come to find a blown out blow dryer, it died. So after work I ran by Target and picked me up a new one. We shall see if it holds up to the former's standards.

I may my way home and on my way in I go and pick up our internet box! Woot Woot! We've gone three months with no internet and no cable, we have officially entered 2010 ladies and gentlemen. I'm actually sitting in my apartment right now, typing this. It's a dream come true.

On my way home from work I was thinking of what to cook Matthew and I for dinner. Of course I get sidetracked and just focus on what I'd like to bake! BREAD. Oh my gracious, bread is so divine. The smell of yeast is blissful to a nose like mine. So I decided to bake homemade bread but I had to find a quicker type bread. ROLLS. Ok, made my decision. Rolls it is.

I walk in and immediately wrap my apron around my waste and dig into the yeast and the flour.

This would be the yeast, soaking in warm water.

After it's been sitting for a while you will start to smell the yeast, that's when you know it's ready.

Prepare the flour mixture



Now stir this bubbly mixture! Oh heavens this is good.

Now let this baby rise.

Knead it, my favorite part!

Now break of the dough and roll it into a ball and place in the pie pan.

Let them rise to their potential.

While I'm baking rolls, Matthew is setting up our internet! What a good man.

I digress.

At this point, I'm jumping around the apartment singing praises.

My freshly baked yeast rolls. I gave them to Matthew to enjoy while he is moderating study hall. One was for me.
These rolls were soft, light, and very tasty. You can taste the yeast which makes it all the more fresh and lovely. For my first roll, I'm pretty dang happy.
Thanks OSG

Homemade Yeast Rolls:
2 cups AP Flour
1 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt
Active Dry Yeast
1 cup of warm water
1 egg

Mix your active dry yeast and 2 1/4 tsp of warm water. Let it dissolve and then add 1 tsp of sugar. Let this sit while you mix your flour.
In another bowl, use 1 cup of flour, 1 tbsp and 2 tsp of sugar, yeast mixture and salt. Mix this for a couple of seconds and add the remaining water. Melt 2 tbsp of your butter and add in along with one egg. Mix this all together until it becomes a smooth consistancy. Add the remaining 1 cup of flour.

Cover and let sit in a warm place for 30 minutes.
Get your pie pan ready by greasing it (I use butter) and after 30 minutes tear apart your dough and add to the pan. After the rolls are in, set aside in a covered dish for 30 minutes again. They should fill up the entire pan and then you'll know they're ready to bake.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake for 15 minutes.



  1. Your first rolls turned out perfect! They look insanely good!

  2. Those look so good! I've recently gotten heavy into baking, but I have yet to try my hand at bread. Hopefully soon!