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September 30, 2010

in the generous life

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 <><

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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.)

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