Friday, October 24, 2014

One of those good days

Today was one of those homeschooling days that just went well.  It's nice to have those every once in a while.  We have a science experiment book that we are using this year and one of the lessons was on yeast and how it works. So after learning all about how yeast is alive and likes to eat sugar, which gives it a lot of gas, (carbon dioxide), and how the gluten in the flour makes the air bubbles that hold the gas, we decided to make our own bread.

The boys decided they wanted to make butterhorn rolls.  These are a family favorite. They each had their own bowl of dough, and they did a great job, as you can see!  Everyone enjoyed the results for supper. I've included the recipe below if you'd like to make some.

Butterhorn Rolls

2 tsp. yeast
1/4 c. warm water
1 T. sugar
1 c. water
1/2 c. butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. sugar
4 c. flour
melted butter

Dissolve yeast in 1/4 c. warm water with 1 T. sugar.  In separate large bowl combine 1 c. water with 1/2 c. butter, eggs, salt and 1/3 c. sugar. Add yeast mixture. Stir in enough flour to make a soft dough that's not sticky. Knead and form into a ball.  Let rise till double.  Divide dough in half.  Roll each half into a 12 inch circle. Brush with melted butter. Cut dough into 12 wedges. Roll each one up, starting at wide edge. Place on cookie sheet and let rise till double. Bake at 400 for 10 minutes.

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