My Mom’s Holiday Rolls

rolls image My Moms Holiday RollsThis year we’re doing our second visit to Kim’s place for Thanksgiving. And as my gift to her, and the rest of you, I’ve received permission from my favorite cook to share her Oatmeal Dinner Roll recipe. My Mom tends to test several different versions of the same thing until she finds the absolute perfect one. This recipe has been a solid favorite in our house for the last decade or so. Mom likes them because they’re easy and everyone eats them. She assures me that even if you haven’t made rolls you can make these, though she cautions new cooks to read the recipe through first, you have one step that needs to happen about an hour before you start.

Happy Thanksgiving/Hanukkah/Day Off Work Everyone!

My Mom's Oatmeal Dinner Rolls
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2 cups water
1 cup old fashioned oats
3 tbsp butter
2 (1/4 oz) envelopes active dry yeast
1/2 c. warm water (100 to 110 degrees)
1 tbsp sugar
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/3 c. firmly packed brown sugar
Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan; stir in oats and butter. Boil, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Remove from heat; let cool to 110 degrees. Stir together yeast, warm water, sugar in a 2-cup measuring cup; let stand five minutes.
Beat oat mixture, yeast mixture, flour, salt and brown sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic (about 5 minutes). Place in a well-greased bowl, turning to grease top.
Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, 1 hour or until dough is doubled in bulk.
Punch dough down and divide in half; shape each portion into 16 (1 1/2-inch) balls. Place evenly into 2 lightly greased 9 x 1 3/4-inch round cake pans.
Cover and let rise in a warm place 30 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
Bake at 375 for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Mom recommends you put butter on your fingers when breaking up the dough into balls. You can add a little flour if it's sticky, but too much may dry them out.
Plan to start the oats an hour before you continue.
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One Response to My Mom’s Holiday Rolls

  1. Shaina says:

    I forgot to tell you, i made these for thanksgiving and they were a HUUUUUGE hit. the stickyness was a bit challenging for me, but i managed not to use too much extra flour and the result was very airy, sweet biscuits. omnomnom!

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