May 25, 2008

Betsy Rolls

2 cups water, divided
1 cup butter, softened
2 T. yeast
¾ cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
2 eggs
5-6 cups flour

In a large mixing bowl mix butter and 1 cup of boiling water. Add second cup of water and let it cool until warm to touch. Add sugar and yeast, mix and let sit until foaming. Add eggs, mix well. Add flour, salt and baking powder. Scrape down sides of bowl after each addition of flour. Let rise until double. Punch down. Separate into thirds. Roll into a circle and cut into 16 pie-shaped wedges (pizza cutter works well). Roll wedges into crescent shape from long side to point. Place on 3 greased or parchment lined baking sheets. Let rise until double. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes. Makes 4 dozen rolls.

From Mary Jackson