Just Gotta Roll With the Punches

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Welcome to round two!!!  When I first attempted to make homemade dinner rolls the end result was OK, but not what I had expected.

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As you can see, my rolls varied in size and they were not rolled into uniform balls.  When they were baked, they were a dense bread and got slightly dry even after the first day.  I decided for my learning this week, I needed to try again.

I started by searching for a recipe.  Recipe searching is not an easy process for me; on average, it takes me about 3 hours to find a recipe to make.  So after all my searching I came right back to the recipe that I used to make the crescent rolls.  If your interested, you can check out the past blog post here.  I used the same recipe, but I found it on a different site.  You can find the recipe I used here.  However, I didn’t want to make the crescent shape again.  Since I have gained a bit of confidence in my bread making, I decided to make the same recipe, but into a round bun shape instead.  So I reviewed this youtube video, to assist me in the shaping.  I used a few pieces of dough to practice my technique and I discovered I needed to keep my hand closed up tighter in order to get the balls into the right shape.  After working away at this for a bit, I got the product I was looking for!

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I got round, uniform balls of dough.  The recipe suggested a baking time of 13-17 minutes for the crescent rolls.  I started out with the rolls being in the oven for 15 and then rotated my pan and cooked for another 3 minutes, for a total time of 18 minutes.

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The rolls ended up as light and fluffy as I could have ever wanted.  I am very happy with my rolls the second time around!  I couldn’t be happier with the improvement I have made!

Thanks for reading; It’s been a slice!

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