Sunday, December 23, 2012

Marigene's Holiday Rolls


Just one last post before Christmas and the New Year as I thought some of you may like to make these for your holiday meal. These rolls made their first appearance in my home on Thanksgiving and it won't be their last!  They will be made for many more holiday meals and celebrations.  I first saw these rolls on Marigene's blog, In the Middle of Nowhere and I was struck by how big and beautiful they were.

I adapted the recipe by using my bread machine - my instructions are in the recipe below.


They were the perfect addition to a holiday meal.  Since I only made half of the original recipe, mine were a little smaller than Marigene's as I had to divide them into smaller portions to fit the pans I used.  They were still plenty big, fluffy and delicious as you can see and a half recipe was more than enough for 8 people.


I hope you give these delicious rolls at try at your next family gathering - they are well worth the effort!

I want to wish all of you who celebrate a safe and very Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy and healthy new year!! Thank you for all of your support and kind comments!

Holiday Rolls
Adapted from Marigene's Spicery Rolls
Printable Recipe

My Notes:  Amounts in (…) are for ½ recipe which was more than enough for 8 people.

I used my bread machine for the knead and first rise and decided to brush the tops of the rolls with melted butter right after they came out of the oven. Great idea!

3 (1-1/2) cups hot but not quite boiling water, divided
½ (1/4) cup butter
1 ½ (3/4) teaspoons salt
1 (1/2) cup sugar
6 (3) ounces evaporated milk (that’s about ¾ cup for a full recipe)
¼ (1/8) cup instant yeast
9-11 (5-1/4) cups all purpose flour

3 - 9” round cake pans (2 for ½ recipe)

In a large bowl or 6 quart mixer pour half of the hot water over the butter. Stir until melted. Add salt and sugar and stir well and add the rest of the hot water. Stir in evaporated milk. Slowly add flour and yeast.

Turn out onto floured board and knead or use the dough hook on your mixer or bread machine. Knead for about 10 minutes, if by hand or mixer. Next, grease a large bowl thoroughly. Place the dough in the bowl and turn it over so the surface will be well greased to prevent sticking. Cover, let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30-45 minutes. (If using a bread machine, skip the above instructions and put the wet ingredients in first followed by the dry ingredients and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for dough only cycle.)

Dump onto well floured surface. Divide into thirds and each third into 12 equal pieces to form into dinner-size rolls (if making a half recipe, cut dough in half and then cut each half into 12 pieces). Let rise until doubled. Just before popping them into the oven I give the tops a good brushing of egg/water wash.

Bake 20-25 minutes at 375° until the tops are browned nicely. Brush with melted butter upon removing them from the oven (optional). 

Makes 36 (24) large rolls.

According to Marigene they freeze well.  She wraps them in paper towels, then in foil and finally into a plastic bag. 

39 comments:

  1. The rolls are just beautiful Susan! I have to laugh, a good 2/3's of my bookmarked recipes are for rolls. Gonna add this one to the list! Merry Christmas:@)

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  2. Susan these look incredible. I'd love to have them on my holiday table, I'll see if I get get up my bread-making nerve! Have a wonderful relaxing holiday---I know it will be white for you!!

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  3. I am not a big bread eater, but could handle a couple of those. :D
    Hope you and yours have a Merry and Safe Christmas also!

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  4. I love using my bread machine and these rolls would be a good reason to haul it out. They are beautiful Susan. Merry Christmas.

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  5. They look wonderful - and I bought a new container if yeast just this morning. I'll bet they'd be good with butter and homemade jam with our morning coffee too.

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    1. They make a wonderful turkey sandwich the next day too :)

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  6. We hardly ever eat rolls or bread, but these I will definitely make!

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  7. Christmas would not be Christmas without rolls fresh from the oven. Enjoy every moment.

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  8. What gorgeous rolls. I grew up with a mother who always had rolls or cornbread on the table. These rolls sound very much like hers. Thanks for the nice memories.

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and your family Susan.
    Sam

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  9. I am known by my family as the mom who just doesn't get the rolls quite right. I am so looking forward to trying this recipe. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Susan. See you in 2013!! Susan

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  10. They look delicious! Merry Christmas, Susan! xo

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  11. These rolls sound delicious Susan ! Merry Christmas to you and your family, a warm hug...

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  12. Susan, I am so happy that you tried the recipe and they were a hit!
    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.

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  13. Looking at those rolls made me instantly hungry. Merry Christmas to you and your family Susan.

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  14. Susan..You have no idea..I took this recipe out LAST night ..I have had it for 100 yrs:)

    Since Gardenbuddies..and thought should I make these for Xmas morn? But I don't need 36:)

    AND you used your bread machine..High Five!
    I am so making these..You will be on my counter on my laptop when I make them..

    Thank you..
    I just happen to have a perfect teatowel..for the occasion~
    x

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    1. That is amazing, Monique! Yes, the bread machine helped make these so easy to make :) We loved them!

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  15. Beautiful! I love that you use your bread machine!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  16. I have always admired her rolls, lol! I don't have a bread machine, but I will try them soon!
    Merry, merry!

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  17. I really love these rolls look amazing and delicious!! and love your plate is perfect!!!
    merry Christmas dear!!

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  18. What beautiful fluffy rolls...great when having guests over for a nice dinner.

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  19. These rolls are fabulous! Looks perfectly baked! Love fluffy and soft rolls like this! Yum!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    Wish you A Blessed and Happy New Year!

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  20. These rolls are beautiful and sound easy to make. They would definitely be a nice addition to the holiday table.

    I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

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  21. fluffy fluffy indeed! can't think of any rolls that look fluffier! my daughter would love these! I will make them soon, just for her.Wishing you a wonderful Xmas and a Happy New Year! (wow, time flies!)

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  22. Hi Susan, your holiday rolls look very soft and fluffy.

    Wishing you and family a very Merry Christmas. Have a lovely week ahead,regards.

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  23. Beautiful rolls Susan! Wishing you & your family a Merry Christmas!

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  24. Susan, these rolls look so light and soft!
    I wish you a happy holiday season!
    Angie

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  25. Gorgeous looking rolls, Susan! Very surprised to see ONE CUP of sugar in the recipe of a savory roll! :)
    Merry Merry Christmas to you!
    :)
    Valerie

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  26. Excellent. And I can't wait to try this. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  27. These rolls are fluff central! Perfect for the holidays.

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  28. The look amazing!
    Merry Christmas, Susan! Wishing you all a very happy New Year!

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  29. These rolls are the perfect addition to the festive table Susan! No wonder why they caught your attention! I am adding them to my folder! Have a beautiful Christmas time with your family and friends!

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  30. We make something similar but it is filled with ham and cheese, or whatever you prefer ..aven jam or nutella.... have a wonderful merry Christmas xoxoxoxo, Flavia

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  31. Those look dreamy...I hope you had a wonderful family.

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  32. This could not have come at a better time. My husband is teaching me how to make bread and these look perfect. Thanks and happy holidays to you and yours!

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  33. I can almost taste those tender rolls and on that plate they look fantastic.
    Rita

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  34. they look wonderful love the festive plates, happy new year

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  35. These look amazing and I think I will have to make these for my New Year's Day dinner. YUM, can't wait to try them.

    Carolyn

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  36. Oh my! Yeast rolls. Warm and slathered with butter is the only way to truly enjoy them. I love bread like this one.

    Happy New Year!

    Velva

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  37. Oh I can see why you made these - they look gorgeous! So light and fluffy. Unfortunately I'm seeing this post after the holiday season :( but I've got it bookmarked for the next family get together!

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