My husband requested that I make some rolls (they’re a favorite with my family). It was a simple request, but I was reminded that responding to these little desires expresses love in a big way.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain
Be generous! Lori <><
OATMEAL DINNER ROLLS
2 cups water
1 cup quick oats
3 Tbl butter
1 pkg yeast
1/3 cup warm water
1 Tbl sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1½ tsp salt
4¾ – 5¼ cups all-purpose flour
In a saucepan, bring 2 cups water to a boil; add oats and butter. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; cool to luke warm.
In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water with Tbl of sugar. Let proof. Add the oat mixture, brown sugar, salt and 4 cups of flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Knead 6-8 minutes. Cover in greased bowl and let rise until double, about 1 hour.
Punch down; allow to rest 10 minutes. Shape into 18 balls. Place in 2 greased 9″ round baking pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake at 350* for 20-25 minutes.
(I often roll each ball into a rope and tie it in a knot. You can do any shape that you like.)