Bread Machine Rolls

These rolls are perfect for when you want fresh bread but using a hand-kneaded recipe isn’t convenient. They are especially handy on Thanksgiving or any other time you are cooking a big meal. The bread machine does all the work and you still end up with warm fluffy, flavorful dinner rolls to serve. Originally from Quick Cooking Magazine.

Buttery Bread Machine Rolls

1 cup warm milk
1⁄2 cup butter, softened
1⁄4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
4 cups bread flour
2 1⁄4 teaspoons active dry yeast

In bread machine pan, put all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting. When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough into 24 portions. Shape dough into balls. Place in 2 greased 8-9 inch round baking pans.
Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30-45 minutes. Brush tops with melted butter, if desired. Bake at 350°F for 13-16 minutes or until golden brown.

The recipe can be halved as well.

Amazing Wheat Beer Bread (ABM)

I love bread.

I adore bread.

I am totally infatuated with bread.

And this is one of my all-time favorites!

For the first 20 years or so of our marriage, I made bread by hand. My husband kept trying to convince me to get a bread machine, but I felt that hand-kneaded bread was so much better. After herniating a disc, I realized I either needed to “give in” or stop having fresh bread as much. I am a bread addict. There was no way I was giving it up. The contraption was purchased and recipes were tried. I must admit; they weren’t as bad as I thought they would be. Out of the plethora of loaves we sampled, a few recipes became permanent residents in my cookbook with this one earning the title of king.

It is amazing fresh.

It is fantastic toasted.

It is pure bliss toasted and slathered with real butter and honey.

Amazing Wheat Beer Bread (ABM)
Yield 1 1/2 lb loaf

12 oz. dark beer, room temperature
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
1 1⁄4 cups wheat flour
2 cups bread flour
2 1⁄4 teaspoons active dry yeast, 1 package (.25 oz)

Place all ingredients in machine in order given according to manufacturer’s instructions for 1.5 lb loaf and start machine.

If you wish to make traditionally baked loaves or rolls, select the dough cycle. At the end of the cycle, divide the dough and place in greased loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled. Bake at 350° for about 35-40 minutes or until done.
Or shape into rolls, cover and let rise until doubled and bake on a greased baking sheet at 375° for approximately 15 minutes.