Nanner Rolls

Melody U.

By
@ElfiePoo

I've been making this recipe for 23 years, ever since my mother-in-law gave it to me, and she's been making it for decades longer. I've not found one the family likes better.


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Rating:

Serves:

24

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 pkg
active dry yeast
1/2 c
water
1/4 c
butter
2 c
whole milk
1 large
egg, lightly beaten
6 1/4 c
all purpose flour (approx.)
2 Tbsp
salt
1/2 c
sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Put 1/2 cup water in 2 cup measuring cup. Heat to 110 deg F. Sprinkle in yeast and 1/4 tsp sugar. Stir to dissolve yeast. In separate bowl, warm milk and butter to 100-110 deg F. Then mix in lightly beaten egg.
2
In large bowl, whisk together, 5 cups of the flour, salt and sugar. Make a hollow in the flour and pour in both the yeast and milk mixtures.
3
Using a large spoon or spatula, pull the flour into the center of the bowl. Continue pulling in and adding flour (may have to start using hands) until the dough forms a ball and can be turned out to be kneaded on a floured counter.
4
Knead for 10 minutes, adding flour as necessary to keep dough from sticking to hands and counter.
5
Spray a large bowl or proofing container with cooking spray. Place dough in container, spray top and cover with lid or plastic wrap. Let dough rise for 2 hours or until double.
6
Punch down and divide into two, placing half the dough back in the bowl and covering it. Divide the other piece into 12 pieces. Shape each piece into a 5" rope and tie into simple knot.
7
Place knots on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray (or silicone mat). Spray tops with cooking spray and cover with towel. Let rise for 30-45 minutes. Repeat with other ball of dough.
8
Bake at 365 deg F for 20 minutes or until golden brown on top and lightly browned on bottom. Remove from oven, brush tops with butter and place on rack to cool.
9
Dough can be refrigerated overnight. To use the next day, just put in a proofing bowl and let double. Then shape, rise and bake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American