Pennsylvania German Rusks (Rolls)
How to Make Pennsylvania German Rusks (Rolls)
- Scald milk, add butter, sugar, and salt. Let set until lukewarm. Add eggs and the yeast. Mix in just enough flour to make a relatively soft dough. I used my stand-up mixer with the hook attachment. Knead well and place in a greased bowl, cover with a clean towel, and allow to rise double in size. (Place the bowl in a warm spot where there is no draft). I placed mine by the fire but have been known to stick it in my car when the sun is hitting it!
- Punch down and shape into rolls. How many depends on the size you roll them in. I used a round cake pan that was greased with cooking spray and rolled them into pretty nice size rolls. Cover with a clean towel and let rise until doubled in size.
Note: you can also make these rolls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. See the picture posted by JAP Member Wendy Whipple Rusch! I put mine in a round cake pan because of doing them in my dutch oven in my openhearth fireplace.