What's better? Maybe add a good friend and baker to the mix. Enter Joshua.
Bread Baker Par Excellence
And, wow, he gets kneading
Making the tiny buns....
Brushing the butter on the rolls...
After the dough has risen and about doubled (over an hour usually), punch down dough and remove it from the machine onto a well-floured counter. Knead a bit to take away the sticky and add a dusting of flour as needed. We needed probably another 3-5T and had to knead about 2 minutes total.
Divide the dough in half and in half again and in thirds so that you have 12 fairly even pieces of dough. Roll each one into a ball, pulling together at bottom like a purse and pinching together. Place seam-side down in a buttered 9x11x2" metal cake pan. Brush with about 2T melted butter.
|Rolls after the second rising.|
- Let rise another hour or so (stick it in a warm oven for a couple of minutes if you want to "push" the rise), covered by a heavy towel or a buttered piece of plastic wrap.