Nanner Rolls

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Melody U.
from Jackson, MI

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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Homemade rolls are a great addition to any meal and these are fluffy, soft and cooked to perfection. They'll become your go-to rolls. Easy to make, the hardest part is waiting for the dough to rise. Once baked, add a pat of butter to the airy center, take a bite and you'll be in heaven.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves 24
prep time 3 Hr 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 1/2 c
    water
  • 1/4 c
    butter
  • 2 c
    whole milk
  • 1 lg
    egg, lightly beaten
  • 6 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour (approx.)
  • 2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
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How To Make

  • 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 a 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 a towel. Let rise for 30-45 minutes. Repeat with other balls of dough.
  • 8
    Bake at 365 deg F for 20 minutes or until golden brown on top and lightly browned on bottom.
  • 9
    Remove from oven, brush tops with butter and place on a rack to cool.
  • 10
    Dough can be refrigerated overnight. To use the next day, just put in a proofing bowl and let double. Then shape, rise and bake.
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