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Easy but GOOD bread for a party of 25???

Posted by moo_ (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 4, 07 at 19:58

Hi. I'm having a dinner party for about 25 and we're having roast loin strip roast, roasted potatoes and onions and I'm going to try a new creamed english pea dish as a side.

I need a delicious but easy bread to serve. I love the idea of dinner yeast rolls but making them is out of the question with all I have to do.

Can anyone recommend something that is pre made or close to it that would be really good?

Thanks, Moo.

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RE: Easy but GOOD bread for a party of 25???

Make the rolls up to a week ahead and freeze them....reheat in the oven, wrapped in foil.
Mrs. Averys Rolls

2C Scalded Milk, cooled to warm temperature
3T Shortening or Butter, Melted
C Sugar
1 t salt
2 eggs, beaten
2 pkgs yeast (or 1T bulk yeast)
1/3 warm water
4-5 cups flour

Dissove the yeast in the warm water (about 105 degrees) with a teaspoon of the sugar, wait until it foams. While waiting for the yeast to foam, mix the milk, butter, remaining sugar and salt. After the yeast foams, add the yeast mixture to it, and the two beaten eggs to the mixture. Either by hand or in a stand mixer, blend in flour a cup at a time until the dough is soft and fairly sticky. Turn onto a floured board and knead just until the dough is no longer sticky, but is smooth and satiny.

Let rise until doubled, punch down, knead a little, then shape into rolls. Bake at 350 until golden. May brush with egg wash or butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Also good rolled in butter and cinnamon sugar. Dough is a good base dough for a variety of sweet breads like cinnamon rolls or brioche.

RE: Easy but GOOD bread for a party of 25???

Thanks! What a great idea.

So do I just thaw them out the morning of the party at room temp and then reheat or do I leave them frozen and then reheat?

RE: Easy but GOOD bread for a party of 25???

Either way.....I usually thaw in the foil....and put into a 300 degree oven, still in the foil for about 15 minutes for thawed...or 25 to 30 for un-thawed.
Linda C

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