Description: What's in Bilbo's knapsack? This, of course!

Submitted by: KingdomWarrior on 2002-11-18 17:57:37

Serves: 12

Prep Time: 15 min

Difficulty: Intermediate

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1 package dry yeast
2 tsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. warm water
½ cup butter
1 cup milk
½ cup sugar
3 eggs
½ tsp. salt
4 ½ cups flour (I use part whole-grain flour)
Sesame and/or poppy seeds


Combine yeast, sugar, and water; let stand for 5 minutes. Melt butter in warmed milk; cool.

Beat together sugar, eggs, and salt, then stir in yeast and milk mixtures. Add flour to form dough.

Beat dough for 5 minutes.

Let rise until double in bulk; then punch down and shape into rolls (1/3 of finished size) and place in greased muffin pans or on greased baking sheet. Let rise until double.

Brush tops with mixture of 1 egg yolk and 1 Tbsp. milk or water. Sprinkle generously with sesame and/or poppy seeds.

Bake at 425° F. for 15 – 18 minutes (watch carefully, lower temperature if necessary – they burn easily!)
Remove from pans immediately.